MCLOUD — Two brothers with arrest records are being held in the weekend shooting death of Adam Pacheco, 27, who was seen with one of the brothers shortly before his death, authorities say.
Andrew Fish and Reuben Fish are being held at the Pottawatomie County jail but have not been charged with a crime in connection with Pacheco's death, District Attorney Richard Smothermon said Monday afternoon.
Pacheco's body was found Saturday morning at the Twin Lakes dam in Shawnee, Smothermon said. The victim appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds, but the cause and manner of death are pending. Smothermon said the investigation is in the early stages.
“We don't have any motive or anything much yet to release,” the prosecutor said. “We don't even have the reports.”
Smothermon said Andrew Fish, the victim and another person were seen together Friday night in McLoud and 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.”
Smothermon said Andrew Fish, 25, is the main suspect in the killing. Reuben Fish, 33, is considered an accessory at this point.
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.
A court date hasn't been set for the Fish brothers, and it's not clear whether they have an attorney.