A man wanted for his part in the 2004 murder of a Pleasant Hill resident killed as he tried to wrest a weapon away from one of two robbers there to rob him of marijuana has been arrested and charged with the crime.
Tyson Moorehead, 39, was arrested by fugitive recovery officers Nov. 12 and reportedly arraigned Wednesday on charges of murder and residential robbery for the May 2004 murder of Michael Fidler.
Police said Fidler was shot and killed in his apartment on Golf Club Rd. in Pleasant Hill, during a home invasion robbery over marijuana. The case went unsolved until April 2008, when Moorehead and his accomplice Kenneth York were identified as suspects. York was arrested in August 2008, and later convicted of homicide in this case. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He had been housed in the California State Prison facilities, but is presently in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility awaiting a new trial after successfully appealing his 2010 conviction.
Moorehead’s apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort between the Pleasant Hill Police Department, The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Streets Task Force and the Stockton Police Department, according to police.
Moorehead was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.