Homicide suspect on the lam

Contributed Photo/Courtesy SCPD: Clement James Dosela is wanted for questioning regarding a homicide and stabbing in San Carlos on Monday night.


SAN CARLOS – Police are searching for a man wanted for murder and aggravated assault on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

The San Carlos Police Department (SCPD) issued a press release Tuesday offering $500 for information leading to the arrest of Clement James Dosela, 27, of San Carlos.

Dosela is wanted for questioning regarding a homicide and stabbing of a second victim Monday night in the Beverly Hills community in San Carlos, according to the release. Dosela is described as being of American Indian descent, approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighing about 210 pounds. He also has a distinguishing tattoo of a five-pointed star just below his eye on his right cheek. He has a history of aggravated assault, burglary and theft charges on his record.

Law enforcement considers Dosela to be armed and dangerous and encourages the public not to approach him but to call 911 instead.

While the SCPD was winding down its search for the day at about 10:30 p.m., Chief Alejandro Benally told Gila Valley Central he would provide an update on the effort to find Dosela on Wednesday.

Anyone with information regarding his last whereabouts is encouraged to call the San Carlos Police Department at either 928-475-2311 or 928-475-2312 or the Graham County Sheriff’s Office at 928-428-3141.

Update: SCPD Chief Alejandro Benally informed Gila Valley Central that Dosela was taken into custody Wednesday.