Sheriff's Office arrests third man linked to Mon Mack Road murder
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that deputies have arrested a third man linked to a murder on Mon Mack Road.
Deputies arrested Hector Ruben Guerra, 43, of Edinburg on suspicion of capital murder, a capital felony.
"Guerra is accused of participating in the death of Jose Angel Martinez, and the kidnapping of Ricardo Moreno," according to information provided by Deputy Jena Palacios Pacheco, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office. The murder took place last week after an incident on Mon Mack Road near Edinburg
Deputies arrested two other men linked to the murder — Gabino Salinas, 32, of Edinburg and 21-year-old Benjamin Chavez Sanchez — last week.
Basic details about the murder remain unknown.
As CBS 4 News previously reported:
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office arrested two men on capital murder charges last week, but basic details about the arrests remain unknown because the county is attempting to keep the charging documents secret — at least temporarily.
Gabino Salinas, 32, of Edinburg and 21-year-old Benjamin Chavez Sanchez were booked at the Hidalgo County jail on Friday morning.
Salinas is charged with capital murder of multiple persons, according to Sheriff's Office records. Sanchez is charged with capital murder.
Both Salinas and Sanchez may be gang members, according to Sheriff's Office booking records. Sanchez has a tattoo of a palm tree, which is popular among members of the Vallucos prison gang.
Sheriff's Office Division Chief Joel Rivera said releasing the documents could potentially compromise the investigation. As a result, Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Jaime "Jerry" Muñoz said the Sheriff's Office asked him not to release the arrest warrants and affidavits.
"I'm sure everybody knows what the Code of Criminal Procedure says and what it mandates, but people's lives are at stake here," Muñoz said, adding later: "We're not doing it to protect anybody but the potential victims and witnesses whose lives are in danger."
Rivera said Tuesday that the Sheriff's Office will release the records today.
Guerra is scheduled for arraignment at 3:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office plans to hold a news conference after the arraignment.