A man wanted by police for the death of Clovis man Ivan Luevano has been arrested in Oklahoma City. Police have been looking for 33-year-old David Valdez, who was wanted for murder of 28-year-old Luevano, since October 2021. The Clovis Police Department as of February 10th, 2022 released a statement about the arrest. The press release reads as follows:
On Friday, February 4, 2022, the Clovis Police Department was provided information on a wanted subject (David Valdez). David Valdez was suspected of criminal activity in a small Oklahoma town. Detectives from Oklahoma called and were able to verify the subject they were investigating is the same David Valdez, wanted for the murder of Ivan Luevano on October 10, 2021.
The United States Marshals Service was contacted and began working the case and attempting to locate David Valdez. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, David Valdez age 33 was located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Valdez was taken into custody and notification was made to the Clovis Police Department with a request for validation of the active murder warrant at about 3:40 PM.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The Clovis Police Department requests that any person having information relative to this incident contact the Clovis Police Department at 575-769-1921.