Suspect in 1992 Oregon slaying arrested near Vegas
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a 51-year-old man is jailed in Las Vegas pending his return in custody to Oregon to face murder and other charges in a slaying more than 19 years ago.
Records show that Thomas Colbert was held Wednesday at the Clark County jail pending an extradition hearing before a Nevada state court judge.
Police say Colbert was arrested Friday after he was found living in Indian Springs, 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Colbert and 46-year-old George Bogan were indicted Feb. 7 in Grant County, Ore., in the October 1992 disappearance of 36-year-old Danny Sweet near Mitchell, Ore.
Sweet's bones were found in January 1996 on range land near Mount Vernon, Ore. His death was ruled a homicide.
Police say Bogan was arrested in Roseburg Ore.