KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A fourth arrest has been made in connection with an alleged murder-for-hire plot in Klamath County.
43-year-old Julie Marie Davis was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the murder of Pedro Padilla.
Klamath County D.A. Eve Costello said Davis is accused of helping to cover up evidence after the homicide. “She’s been charged with abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with physical evidence,” Costello explained.
Police said Corey Agard shot and killed Padilla sometime after November 22nd.
Investigators believe Tori Devon Hill paid Agard $10,000 to kill Padilla.
A third suspect, Joshua Holloway, was arrested last week on murder charges following an extensive manhunt.
“We believe he acted in cooperation with Mr. Agard,” said Costello, adding no more arrests are expected. “Mr. Agard and Ms. Hill are primaries, and the cooperation of the other defendants may or may not be beneficial for them.”
Information in the case against Julie Davis was presented to a grand jury last week.
Davis was arrested Monday after a secret indictment was issued for her arrest.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.