Fourth person arrested in death of man found in trunk

CaptionCloseMartin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.Bryan Miller, 34, was arrested...

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Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Bryan Miller, 34, was arrested Feb. 23, 2017, on a charge of capital murder in the death of Martin Gonzales.

Bryan Miller, 34, was arrested Feb. 23, 2017, on a charge of capital murder in the death of Martin Gonzales.

Ashton Lucas Lomas, 23, was arrested Feb. 17, 2017, on a charge of capital murder.

Ashton Lucas Lomas, 23, was arrested Feb. 17, 2017, on a charge of capital murder.

Garick Clayton, 31, was charged with capital murder in the death of 23-year-old Martin Gonzales.

Garick Clayton, 31, was charged with capital murder in the death of 23-year-old Martin Gonzales.

Meagan Ashley Cantu, 30, was charged with capital murder in the death of 23-year-old Martin Gonzales.

Meagan Ashley Cantu, 30, was charged with capital murder in the death of 23-year-old Martin Gonzales.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

Martin "Chubbs" Gonzales, 23, was found dead in his vehicle's trunk on Feb. 7, 2017, in Universal City.

A fourth person accused in the death of 23-year-old Martin “Chubbs” Gonzales, whose body was found wrapped up in a trunk on Feb. 7, allegedly gave the order to shoot him, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Universal City police’s Detective Sgt. Tina Vitacco confirmed that Bryan Miller, 34, was apprehended Thursday after a widespread search for him in the area.

Miller joins Garick Clayton, 31; Meagan Ashley Cantu, 30; and Ashton Lucas Lomas, 23, who were all arrested on capital murder charges for their alleged roles in Gonzales’ death, according to previous reports.

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Lomas told police Miller was with him and Clayton when Gonzales was brought to a residence in the 10000 block of Ware Seguin Road.

During an interview with police, Miller said he did not know Gonzales, but knew they were planning to rob him.

Lomas said he and the other male suspects beat Gonzales and stole his watch, a gold chain, two guns, $40 and a little bit of marijuana, investigators said in the affidavit.

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Cantu had given Gonzales the watch in exchange for money she owed him, but was mad because he refused to give it back, according to police.

After robbing Gonzales, Lomas said he was given the order by Miller to shoot him, according to court records.

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Having shot Gonzales to death with a revolver, Lomas said Miller told him to get rid of the body and the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

The vehicle containing Gonzales’ body was taken to a parking lot in the 500 block of Duke Way in Universal City where it was later discovered, according to police

If convicted, the suspects face life in prison or the death penalty, according to the Texas Penal Code.

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