Two charged in Salisbury for gang related San Francisco triple murder | Crime
SALISBURY - A man wanted in connection with a triple murder in San Francisco, California, and a second man who is charged with hiding that suspect have been arrested in Salisbury, according to the Rowan Sheriff's Office.
On Sunday investigators with the sheriff's office were notified by an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent that a man wanted for the June, 2008, murder of three people in San Francisco, California, was possibly at 1535 Airport Road, Salisbury.
The suspect was said to be driving a Toyota Camry with South Carolina license plates and was identified as Wilfredo Reyes, also known as “Flaco”. Reyes was a known MS 13 gang member.
Surveillance was conducted on the residence and the Toyota wasn’t seen on Sunday, but on Monday morning detectives from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office CID, Sheriff’s SRT, Agent from ICE and Investigators with the San Francisco Police Homicide responded to the residence in an attempt to arrest Reyes.
As officers approached Reyes, the suspect attempted to jump from a window, but was stopped by detectives.
Reyes was then taken into custody for the California murders and charged 31 year old Reyes with being a fugitive from justice.
Detectives also arrested a second suspect. Jose Antonio Mejia, 25, was charged with harboring a fugitive, and possession of cocaine. ICE placed a federal detainer on Mejia. Mejia is an un-documented citizen from El Salvador and also an MS 13 member.
Detectives also seized a 32 caliber handgun from the residence.
Both subjects are being held in the Rowan County Detention Center. Wilfredo Reyes is being held without bond awaiting extradition to California. Mejia is also being held without bond under an ICE detainer.