Ex-DPS firefighter arrested in WA

Posted on May 17 2012
Same person tagged as ‘person of interest’ in disappearance of Luhk sisters
By Ferdie de la Torre

A former Department of Public Safety firefighter was recently arrested in Burien, Washington state for domestic violence.

Alan Santos Aguon has been at the King County jail since his arrest on May 8, 2012, a relative of Aguon’s wife told Saipan Tribune yesterday.

A check with King County, however, indicated that Aguon was arrested on May 10, 2012, on felony charges of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and harassment in a domestic violence. His bail was set at $500,000 cash.

The former firefighter allegedly attacked his wife and one of his children with a chair. No other details of the incident were available as of yesterday.

Aguon is the same person referred to by former DPS commissioner Ramon Mafnas as the firefighter who refused to undergo a lie detector test in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk.

DPS investigators at the time refused to name the firefighter, saying only that he is a “person of interest.”

Aguon resigned from DPS last year.

Sources said he sold his 2003 Toyota Camry before he left Saipan on Aug. 6, 2011, to reunite with his wife and children in Washington state.

In August 2011, FBI agents reportedly seized Aguon’s car for evidence gathering. After the investigation, sources said, the agents returned the vehicle to the new owner.

Aguon’s wife is related to the Luhk sisters.

Then 10-year-old Faloma and 9-year-old Maleina were reportedly last seen near a bus stop pavilion in As Teo on May 25, 2011.

FBI special agent Tom Simon late last year assured that the FBI’s investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the Luhk sisters is ongoing.

Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.