Crime

Fugitive wanted in slaying, another sought in fire arrested

Two Lexington fugitives, one wanted on a murder charge and the other in an arson case, were arrested after their pictures were featured by the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff in a special online project.

Kirby Bryan Ruano, 20, who was charged with murder and robbery, and Travis A. Marlow, who was accused of starting a fire in celebration of a University of Kentucky basketball win, were included in Lexington's Most Wanted, a joint service offered by the Lexington Herald-Leader and the sheriff's office.

Ruano was arrested in Los Angeles. Lexington police obtained an arrest warrant for Ruano, charging him with murder and robbery in the shooting death of a man on July 16 at Dinsmore Apartments near Henry Clay High School.

Ruano is accused of killing Saul Perez Ruiz, 33. Ruiz died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police have charged two others — Juan Chavarria, 21, and Joseph Edward Sales, 22 — with murder and robbery.

Ruano will be extradited to Fayette County.

Marlow, 19 was arrested in Indianapolis. Lexington fire investigators allege he started a vehicle fire during celebrations of the UK men's basketball team's NCAA Tournament win. Marlow was identified through video taken at the scene and posted to the Internet.

The Marion County, Ind., Sheriff's Office is holding Marlow. He will be extradited to Fayette County.

The sheriff's office did not disclose when Ruano and Marlow would be returned to Lexington.

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