Deputies make cold-case arrest

Published On: Mar 07 2013 02:26:53 PM CST

Alvin Wiltz

HOUSTON -

One day after a man was released on probation from a federal prison, he found himself charged in a 2006 slaying.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said Alvin Wiltz, 37, killed his own accomplice in the middle of a crime on June 21, 2006.

Investigators said Wiltz and his accomplice, Jermaine Clemons, 27, went to a home in the 3300 block of Breckenridge Drive. Officials said Clemons knocked on the door.

When the homeowner answered, investigators said Clemons told him his neighborhood was being evacuated because of a gas leak.

Officials said the homeowner became suspicious because his neighborhood wasn't equipped with natural gas.

The homeowner wet to get his gun and came back outside, investigators said, and was attacked by Clemons.

Detectives said the homeowner shot Clemons in the chest. That's when Wiltz came from behind the garage and opened fire, hitting the homeowner in the arm and Clemons in the back and head. Clemons died from his injuries.

Officials said Wiltz took off, and the case remained unsolved until physical evidence from the scene and a DNA profile was developed. Investigators said Wiltz was serving a federal sentence for delivery of a controlled substance stemming from a 2008 arrest.

Wiltz was arrested without incident on Wednesday during a traffic stop, investigators said.

Wiltz has been charged with capital murder.

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