Police announced the arrests of Jacob Dismont, left, and Michael Samuel Solid, right. Both are accused of taking an iPad from a teen and running over the boy. (LVMPD)
Marcos Arenas (Allison Barnes)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Las Vegas Metro police announced Sunday the arrests of two men accused of taking an iPad from a teen and running the boy over with a vehicle.
According to Metro, Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Samuel Solid, 21, were each charged with murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police said the charges are in connection to the death of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas
Metro said the teen was dragged to an SUV by a white male who jumped out of the passenger side of the vehicle and grabbed the device on Charleston Boulevard and School Drive.
As the suspect got back into the SUV, the driver took off, police said.
"The child hung on for a few seconds, let go of the vehicle and tragically was run over," Metro's Bill Cassell said.
On Friday, Alex Willer, a longtime friend of the victim, stopped by the memorial near the site where Marcos was killed.
"He was always there. If he saw someone crying, he'd try to cheer them up," Willer said of Marcos.
Willer's mother, Angel Willer, agreed.
"He was the kind of kid that the underdog was always his friend, and when it was bad he tried to make you smile," she said.
Metro released pictures of a man described as a person of interest in connection with this incident and a picture of the suspect vehicle. According to Metro, the suspect who fought with Arenas for the iPad is described as a 6' male, between 180 and 200 pounds. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans.
"It's a good time to remind people that if you are accosted for a personal item, give it to the suspect. The item is replaceable, a life is not," Cassell said.
An account has been set up to help the family of Marcos Arenas with funeral expenses. You can find the Marcos V. Arenas Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo banks. The account number is 1255025601.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:59:52 GMT
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