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Suspect In Deputy Killings Avoided Scrutiny

Rich Pedroncelli / AP
 

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

UPDATED 9:30 A.M. The Utah man arrested in the shooting deaths of two sheriff's deputies in Northern California gave police a phony name when he was arrested Friday.

Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was living in the U.S. illegally. He had been convicted of drug charges and twice deported to Mexico.

Monroy-Bracamonte said he was Marcelo Marquez when he was arrested Friday, but his fingerprints matched records of Monroy-Bracamonte in a federal database. He will appear in court Tuesday.

7 A.M. --  (AP) The suspect in the killings of two sheriff's deputies had more to hide than many of the people living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice deported to Mexico.

How Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte escaped detection was a mystery on Sunday.

His background would have almost certainly flagged him to be expelled from the country again, but he managed to stay under the radar until his arrest Friday on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and carjacking in the deaths of two sheriff's deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones tells The Sacramento Bee that he may have lived under multiple identities and that he may have had troubles with the law under another name.