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2 McLoud brothers charged in shooting death of Adam Pacheco, 27

Two McLoud brothers have been charged in the shooting death of Adam Pacheco, whose body was apparently kept in a closet before it was found Dec. 29.
by Andrew Knittle Published: January 18, 2013
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Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon said Andrew Fish, Pacheco and another person were seen together in McLoud the night before the shooting. The men were questioned by a police officer, who documented the encounter.

“That's what led them to Andrew Fish's house following the discovery of the body the next morning,” Smothermon said. “When officers got to his house, they saw blood on his vehicle … really it was just good police work.”

Records show there was a blood trail leading from Andrew Fish's truck to the front door of his residence in McLoud. Investigators also found blood in the home they believed belonged to Pacheco.

A court date hasn't been set for the Fish brothers and it's not clear in court records whether either one has an attorney.

Both men are being held without bail at the Pottawatomie County jail.

Prior arrests

The brothers have previous arrests, court records show.

In 2010, Andrew Fish was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, harboring a runaway child, concealing stolen property and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Court records show he pleaded guilty to these crimes in March 2011 and was placed on five years probation.

He also pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and drug possession charges in 2006 and completed probation, records show.

Reuben Fish was arrested in December 2010 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but the case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, records show.

The elder Fish brother also was arrested in 2005 and charged with breaking and entering, but the charges were dropped at the request of the victim, court records show.

by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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