Report Details iPad Robbery, Murder of Teen

LAS VEGAS -- An anonymous tip led to the arrest of the two suspects in the murder of a Las Vegas teen during an attempted robbery of his iPad.

Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, were arrested Saturday for the killing of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas on Thursday afternoon. Solid and Dismont are charged with trying to steal Arenas' iPad along the street near Charleston and Torrey Pines, with Solid ultimately running over and killing the teen in a white Ford Explorer after Dismont and Arenas struggled over the iPad.

After the incident Thursday afternoon, Metro Police reviewed surveillance footage from businesses in the surrounding area and identified possible suspects at a convenience store shortly before the robbery and murder. The suspects were seen hanging out in and around the store, possibly casing the area for potential victims.

In the same footage, Arenas and a friend are seen entering and leaving the store, with Arenas appearing to hold an iPad. As Arenas leaves the area of the store in the footage, Dismont is seen exiting the Explorer and walking in the same direction as Arenas.

Friday morning, police put together a media alert from photographs taken from the convenience store footage and received a tip shortly after identifying the suspected driver as "Mike P," later discovered to be Solid. He was taken into custody Saturday afternoon and Dismont was found later that evening driving the Explorer, which appeared to have been altered from the time of the accident.

Text messages discovered on Dismont's phone appear to indicate the truck was stolen and that he needed to change its appearance after Thursday afternoon.

Dismont was a standout baseball player at Sierra Vista High School in 2013 after earning all-league honors at Durango High School the previous year.


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