Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The man found dead in the basement of a home in the 500 block of 5th Avenue North has been identified in a court record released this Thursday Morning.

Tigre Martinez 45, was identified by authorities as the deceased victim. The information was released in a probable cause statement filed in Fifth District Court on behalf of Caleb Jon Hinton 31 who has been charged with Aggravated Assault. According to a statement by police they were sent to the home of Martinez around 10:15 am Tuesday where his roommate found him dead.

In their investigation, police discovered that Hinton either lived or frequented the residence. Authorities say he was not on scene when the roommate called police. A neighbor to Martinez claimed he was with him cleaning until about 2 am. About 4 hours later the neighbor said he was outside when he spotted Hinton and another individual in the backyard of Martinez. He said it looked like they were loading property from the residence into a vehicle that was parked in the alley. The neighbor recognized Hinton who reportedly approached him and stuck a handgun in his ribs saying that “It’s nothing personal.”

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Wednesday, Hinton was apprehended during a search warrant and was brought to the Twin Falls Police department. According to the statement provided by police the object in question was a piece of plastic that resembled a gun. He did it because the neighbor saw him come out of Martinez’ after he had just fought with and robbed Martinez and he wanted him to keep his mouth shut. Hinton claimed that he threw the gun out of the passenger side window after they drove away.

A review of Hinton’s criminal history revealed he was a convicted felon which prohibits him from possessing firearms. Court records say Hinton is the suspect in a homicide investigation.

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