Three Men Arrested in Jamul Car Fire Death Case

Two of the suspects are brothers

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Officials say the home where the car was parked does not appear to be involved in the crime.

    A total of three suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder of a man who was left dead inside a burned-out car in San Diego’s East County.

    Miles B. Sharp, 21, was arrested and now faces a murder charge in the death of Dillon Davis, 20, of 4S Ranch, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

    Davis was found dead inside the trunk of the car along Skyline Truck Trail east of Jamul around 4:30 a.m. on September 20, 2012.

    Bound Found in Burnt Car

    [DGO] Bound Found in Burnt Car
    Captain Duncan Fraser from the sheriff's department talks to NBC 7 reporter Artie Ojeda about the crime scene in Jamul involving a body found inside the trunk of a burnt car.

    The driver of a passing vehicle called 911 after seeing a car on fire. As they were fighting the flames, firefighters discovered a man's body in the trunk of the four-door sedan parked in front of a home.

    The victim was so badly burned that investigators couldn't even determine a gender at first.

    Body Found in Burned-Out Car

    [DGO] Body Found in Burned-Out Car
    Officials called to a car fire east of Jamul say they discovered a body in the trunk of the vehicle.

    Sharp was a person of interest from very early on in the investigation according to San Diego Sheriff’s Department Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

    Homicide investigators followed leads from evidence found at the scene as well as tips provided by residents who saw the case in the news.

    While he couldn’t go into detail about the nature of their relationship, Giannantonio said Davis and Sharp knew each other prior to the murder.

    Sharp was in custody in Humboldt County when he was transported to San Diego. He has been booked into the George Bailey Detention Facility on murder and arson charges. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 11.

    But investigators say he’s not the only suspect involved in this murder case.

    On Friday, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department announced that two additional suspects had been arrested in connection with Davis’ murder.

    Quincy Sharp, 20, was arrested Friday as an accessory to murder in the Davis’ case. Quincy is brothers with the first suspect identified in this case, Miles Sharp.

    Quincy was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on $50,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

    A third suspect, Devin Gaillard, 21, has also been arrested in this case and is now facing a murder charge. He’s being held at San Diego Central Jail.

    The investigation on this case is ongoing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Detail unit at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200., or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.