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Updated Dec 7, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Police arrest man who killed girlfriend near Flagstaff

Mug shot of 19-year-old Maurice Holmes, who was arrested Friday on one count first degree homicide (Photo by Coconino County Sherriff's Department).

FLAGSTAFF -- According to ABC15, the search for a Arizona man who allegedly killed his girlfriend in a residential neighborhood east of Flagstaff this morning has concluded.

Detectives with the Coconino County Sheriff's Department arrested 19-year-old Maurice Holmes Friday night and charged him with one count of first-degree homicide in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Alisha Joe.

Joe, a 27-year-old, was found dead in a home off of Black Horse Road early Friday morning.

Holmes was present at the residence in Cosinino when police found Joe lying in a back bedroom, and following a series of questions he was arrested a short time later.

While Holmes has been detained, the Coconino County Sheriff's Department has said it's still an on-going murder investigation.


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