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Arrest Made In Murder Of Arlington Mother & Son

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An arrest has been made in the murders of Mechelle Gandy and her infant son, Asher Olivas.

Thomas Olivas, 29 of Bedford, was arrested Monday for the deaths and is being held by the Arlington Police Department.

Arlington’s Fugitive Unit partnered with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (F.A.S.T) to for the capture. Olivas was taken into custody at a sports bar in Hurst.

Olivas is the father of Asher, and former boyfriend of Gandy.

In March of 2011, the Arlington Fire Department discovered the bodies after responding to a fire at Gandy’s Apartment.

Bail for Olivas has been set at $1 million.

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