Man involved in cartel related murder arrested

Apartment complex

A man involved in a cartel related murder back in 2010 is now behind bars.

San Juan Police arrested Benicio Lopez yesterday at an apartment complex in Mission.

Lopez eluded police for years and possibly hid in Mexico, but a few months ago San Juan police were on his trail.

Lopez was formally charged today in connection to the May 2010 murder of Roberto Hinojosa.

Police said Hinojosa was shot to death after several men stormed his home in San Juan.

Four men were arrested at the time and are serving time for the murder.

Yesterday, police tracked Lopez from a house at the Cimarron County Club to an apartment complex in McAllen.

Police searched the home at the county club and arrested a woman for possession of a controlled substance.

Lopez TMs bond is set at $1.3 million.