Seventh suspect arrested in South Lake Tahoe Beverly Lodge murder case |

Seventh suspect arrested in South Lake Tahoe Beverly Lodge murder case

Claire Cudahy
Andrew Adams, 25, was arrested on Sept. 15 in connection with the drug deal turned robbery and murder at Beverly Lodge in South Lake Tahoe.
Courtesy / South Lake Tahoe Police Department |

South Lake Tahoe Police detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with January’s Beverly Lodge robbery and murder.

The morning of Sept. 15, 25-year-old Andrew Adams of Suisun City, California, was arrested with the help of the Fairfield Police Department. He was booked into the custody of Solano County Jail and will be transferred to El Dorado County.

On Jan. 30, 40-year-old Dennis Wright was shot to death in the parking lot of the Beverly Lodge in South Lake Tahoe during a drug deal turned robbery and murder.

Adams is the seventh person to be arrested in connection with the case, with charges spanning the states of California, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, according to SLTPD officials.

SLTPD, in conjunction with investigators from El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, El Dorado County DA’s Office and SLEDNET, is continuing the investigation.

“Arrests of additional outstanding suspects may follow. Therefore, as stated in prior releases, disclosing further information in terms of the specific roles and actions these arrestees took in the case would jeopardize the furtherance of our investigation,” said SLTPD spokesman Lt. Brian Williams.

“The murder weapon in this case has not yet been recovered. Outstanding suspects in this case are considered armed and dangerous.”

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