A former Cal Fire battalion chief who eluded capture for more than two weeks was arrested Friday for the murder of his girlfriend.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said at a news conference early Friday evening Orville "Moe" Fleming, "admitted culpability in the stabbing of Ms. (Sarah June) Douglas on May 1st." Fleming, 55, was interviewed by homicide detectives for a couple of hours about Douglas' death and where he had been hiding, Jones said.
Fleming was taken into custody earlier in the day only a few miles from where his Cal Fire pickup truck was found abandoned in an Elk Grove neighborhood, near Apricot Woods Way and Black Kite Drive, on May 1. Det. Brian Meux said Fleming had been living in heavy brush along a small canal near that location.