An ex-Sacramento Kings G League player Chance Comanche was arrested by local FBI agents on Friday and is now confronting an open murder charge linked to a woman’s death in Las Vegas earlier this month.
According to reports from Las Vegas’ 8 News Now, Comanche, 27, was arrested on Friday following the issuance of a first-degree kidnapping warrant in Las Vegas. He was subsequently taken to the Sacramento County Jail in California. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department later stated on Sunday that Comanche along with his girlfriend Sakari Harnden, are now facing open murder charges related to the woman’s death.
Former Sacramento Kings G League Player Arrested, Faces Open Murder Charge in Las Vegas Case
Chance Comanche a former University of Arizona basketball center was arrested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in connection with the disappearance of Maryana Rodgers.
Comanche previously played for the UA from 2015 to 2017 and later joined the NBA G League’s Stockton Kings.
Rodgers was reported missing on Dec. 7 after she was last seen on Dec. 5 having arranged to meet with her friend Sakari Harnden, who was accompanied by Comanche.
Investigators suspected foul play early on and obtained evidence suggesting the involvement of Harnden and Comanche in Rodgers’ disappearance and kidnapping.
Harden was captured in Las Vegas on December 13 and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for kidnapping.
Comanche was arrested on Dec. 15 in Sacramento, California by the California FBI Apprehension team. He is awaiting extradition to Nevada on kidnapping charges.
Subsequent to the arrests law enforcement discovered human remains in a Henderson, Nevada desert area, later identified as those of Rodgers by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Las Vegas Police Department investigators concluded that Harnden and Comanche were responsible for Rodgers’ murder.
Both Harnden and Comanche are expected to face amended charges of murder in coordination with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office as stated by the police.