Suspect Arrested For Murder At San Marcos Hotel

At approximately 8:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, San Marcos Police were called to the Econo Lodge Hotel, 811 S. Guadalupe Street, and upon arrival located a deceased male inside one of the rooms.

Melvin George Nicholas Jr.

The deceased was identified as 33-year-old Andreas Mihanpoor and next of kin was notified. A final autopsy report from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is pending.

A subsequent investigation by the SMPD Criminal Investigation Division developed probable cause that Mihanpoor’s death was caused by Melvin George Nicholas Jr. (08/10/1961) of San Marcos, TX., and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

SMPD located Nicholas in San Marcos on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Hays County Law Enforcement Center. A bond has not been set.

This is the first homicide in San Marcos in 2021.  Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact Detective Spriegel at 512.753.2369 or


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