21-year-old Anthony Kreiter Rhoads was arrested on Saturday.
A 21-year-old man suspected of stabbing and killing Parmjit Singh in Tracy, California, has been arrested.
Anthony Kreiter Rhoads, who is white, was arrested on Saturday morning, the Tracy Police Department said in a statement.
Singh was stabbed while taking a night stroll in his neighborhood Gretchen Tally Park on August 25. The 64-year-old was found lying with traumatic injuries near a sidewalk and was pronounced dead.
On Thursday, Singh’s family had offered a reward of $20,000 to anyone who can give any information leading to the suspect’s arrest. It is not clear whether the arrest was based on any tips received by the police.
The Tracy Police statement said cops searched Rhoads’ residence to get additional evidence about the incident.
Singh, a grandfather of three, used to live with his daughter and son-in-law and his death came as a blow to the community.
Here is the full statement of the Tracy Police Department:
Arrest Made in Homicide of Parmjit Singh:
Last night, detectives from the Tracy Police Department presented evidence to a Judge of the San Joaquin County Superior Court, seeking an arrest warrant for Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads, 21 years old, of Tracy for the homicide of Parmjit Singh last Sunday at Gretchen Talley Park . This morning, detectives arrested the suspect based on the warrant and also conducted a search of his residence, seeking additional evidence related to this investigation. There is no new information as to the motive of this crime at this time, but it remains a significant focus of the investigation.
Interim Chief Alex Neicu would like to especially thank the detectives who worked tirelessly since last Sunday to ensure the investigation progressed thoroughly and in the most-timely fashion possible. Additional thanks are extended to the community for its assistance and support as well as to the District Attorney’s Office for providing prosecutorial consultation throughout the investigation.