STOCKTON — Stockton police on Thursday arrested 55-year-old Steven Martinez in connection with a slaying at a north Stockton home.
Mary Sellars, 57, of Stockton as the woman found dead Friday evening inside a home in the 7000 block of Village Green Drive from what police called a “severe attack.”
A black 2003 GMC step side truck stolen from the residence where Sellars was killed was found burned early Tuesday morning in the 1700 block of Stanford Avenue near East Arlington Road and North Berkeley Avenue, police said.
Martinez was taken into custody in the area of Country Club Boulevard and Interstate 5 without incident, police said. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on homicide charges.
Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation can call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323, or Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Tips can also be submitted to the Police Department’s website at StocktonPD.org.
Stockton Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 to anyone with information leading to an arrest.