One of two men accused of gunning down a customer at a Riverside hookah bar last year is behind bars in Arizona, awaiting extradition to Riverside County, authorities said Monday.
Andrew Lewis Jones of San Jacinto is charged with first-degree murder for the Aug. 17, 2019, slaying of 27-year-old Derrick Carlisle near the intersection of University and Iowa avenues.
Jones’ co-defendant, 31-year-old Dontay Dwayne Davis of Corona, is also charged with murder, as well as sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
Davis was arrested last month after homicide detectives served a search warrant at his home on Homestead Road. He’s being held without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and is slated to be arraigned on Dec. 2 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said both defendants were identified as the alleged attackers following a nearly yearlong investigation.
U.S. Marshals tracked Jones, 27, to a residence in Scottsdale, where he was taken into custody without incident on Sept. 12, Railsback said.
The defendant is being held without bail in the Towers Jail in Maricopa County. It was unclear how long extradition proceedings might take.
Carlisle, a California Department of Motor Vehicles employee, was gunned down in The Lounge. Railsback alleged that the defendants entered about 3 a.m. and targeted the father of two without provocation, then fled before patrol deputies arrived.
It was unclear whether they knew the victim. Robbery has not been alleged.
With the help of investigators from the Riverside and San Bernardino County sheriff’s departments, the defendants were ultimately identified as the alleged assailants.
According to court records, Davis has prior felony convictions from 2007, but the offenses weren’t specified. No information was available regarding Jones.
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