Spring Hill man charged in connection to a triple murder in Kentucky

Last Updated: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:22 PM EST

A Spring Hill man was arrested in Pinellas County Friday night in connection to a triple murder in Kentucky. 

  • Spring Hill man charged in Kentucky triple murder
  • Cruz Olivo accused of killing a man, two women in Louisville
  • Olivo fled with 3-year-old daughter to Florida
  • Olivo arrested in Pinellas County at US 19 and Ulmerton

Cruz Olivo, 46, is charged with three counts of murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence. 

Olivo was taken into custody around 10:15 p.m. Jan. 12, after deputies stopped his vehicle at US 19 North and Ulmerton Road. 

Olivo is accused of killing a man and two women inside a home in Louisville, Kentucky. Officials said Olivo fled the scene with his 3-year-old daughter. Two juveniles were also found inside the home unharmed, the report stated. 

The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department has been working with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and authorities in Hernando County to locate Olivo, who had a warrant out for his arrest. 

When Olivo was arrested, officials said he was wearing a ballistic vest and had an AK47 assault rifle on the passenger seat. 

Officials also said his 3-year-old daughter was found safe in Hernando County. 

Olivo was transported to the Pinellas County Jail on the LMPD warrant and will be charged by LMPD with three counts of murder and one county of tampering with physical evidence.