Amarillo, TX - A man who claims to have grown up in Amarillo is arrested for a murder in California.
Steve Sylvester, an Amarillo homeless man was arrested last week for a 1992 murder out of Victorville, California.
The San Bernardino Sheriff's Office has been looking for Sylvester for the last twenty years for the murder of Robert Dennis.
Officials finally got a break with a call saying Sylvester was at the Guyon Saunders Resource Center in downtown Amarillo, and had given them a mailing address.
Detective Greg Myler with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office says the arrest was possible after all these years because of a computer system in place at local shelters.
"When Steve checked in, and his name went back into the database that's what immediately notified them to give me a call back. It was amazing to get that call. It probably wouldn't happen in California mainly because our homeless shelters and resource centers don't track things like that," said Myler.