Tucson police said 34-year-old Bruce Fairbanks Spring was taken into custody on the afternoon of March 8 and will be extradited to Pima County.
They said Spring was wanted in connection with the death of 21-year-old Nicole Collins.
The woman was found last Sunday morning with multiple lacerations and stab wounds.
Collins was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Police began investigating the stabbing and say they later determined Spring had committed a carjacking in an area south of the motel.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Department, Globe police and Arizona Department of Public Safety took Spring into custody following a pursuit.
Spring was booked into the Gila County Jail on a felony warrant.
It was unclear Monday if Spring has a lawyer yet for his case.
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