Police arrest man in connection with student death


    Fort Worth police have arrested a man in connection with the death of TCU student Stewart Trese, 23, according to a Fort Worth police spokesperson.

    David Hidalgo, 21, was arrested Wednesday, according to an email from Sgt. Kelly Peel, the Fort Worth police public relations supervisor.

    As of Wednesday night, Hidalgo had not bonded out of the Mansfield jail. His bond is set at $100,000, according to the Mansfield Police Department website.

    The district clerk lists Hidalgo’s current address in Fort Worth on West Biddison. Hidalgo was never a student at TCU, according to TCU spokesperson Lisa Albert.

    Trese was found dead Tuesday morning in his GrandMarc apartment at 2855 W. Bowie with apparent trauma to his body.

    Investigators said late Tuesday night that Trese’s death was a direct result of an altercation with an acquaintance. The Tarrant County medical examiner has not ruled on the cause of manner of death.

    Hidalgo was released to Mansfield Law Enforcement Center personnel, according to the email. 

    Sgt. Peel wrote that “the case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.”

Peel also asked the media to not release Hidalgo’s photograph because the investigation is ongoing. 

    According to the Tarrant County District Clerk, Hidalgo was convicted for assault/bodily injury in April 2012. He served a 15-day jail sentence.

    Albert sent an email Wednesday to faculty and students after Hidalgo’s name was released that said TCU was aware of the new information. She also thanked the Fort Worth Police Department.


    Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m.