Police were busy on Christmas Day, bringing closure to a case involving the fatal stabbing of a 54-year-old man in Tamuning.
Police caught up with Ronat Chutaro, the primary suspect accused of stabbing Arthur Wakuk in a parking lot behind the Docomo headquarters in Tamuning.
Police have yet to release a statement, however, Department of Corrections (DOC) records indicate that Chutaro is in their custody.
Chutaro was arrested for the following offenses:
⁃ Aggravated assault as a 3rd degree felony;
⁃ Use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony; and
⁃ Eluding a police officer.
Last Tuesday, Chief of Police Stephen Ignacio sought the community’s assistance and issued a stern warning to individuals who may have helped Chutaro avoid capture for two weeks.
Chutaro and his accomplice allegedly repeatedly stabbed the victim. The victim died from the injuries six days later at the Guam Memorial Hospital.
Chief Ignacio upgraded the assault case to a homicide investigation as a result.
DOC records indicate he was booked and confined at 3:59 p.m. on Christmas Day.
This is the second arrest in Wakuk’s murder.
Chutaro is pending a magistrate hearing to be formally charged by the Office of the Attorney General.