Gadiel “Macho” Perez Romanwho was one of the most wanted for a murder last January in Loiza, turned himself in this morning at the Carolina Court.
This was confirmed by Inspector Joey Fontanez, director of the Intelligence and Arrests Division of the Police, to The new day.
“Due to the pressure he received due to his arrest warrant in all the media, he arrived with his lawyer at the Carolina court and turned himself in,” Fontanez explained. Just last night, information had been published to urge citizens to collaborate and find the whereabouts of Perez Roman.
There was an arrest warrant issued against him on charges of first-degree murder and violation of four articles of the Weapons Law.
The accused is charged with the murder of Joniel Pacheco Torres, 20 years old and a resident of Fajardo, reported on January 31 of this year in the back of the Yuquiyu residential complex, in Loiza. The body of Pacheco Torres was transported to Vacia Talega beach, located at kilometer 15.4 of the PR-187 highway, in Pinones, where it was burned.
The court had set bail for him at $1 million.
On August 18, agents from several divisions served three arrest warrants, which had been issued in absentia, against Rafael Jose “Machicote” Davila41 years old and resident of Loiza; Abraham Carrasquillo August, 23 years old and resident of Carolina; and David Ramos26 years old and resident in Canovanas, related to the same case that Perez Roman is accused of.
That same day, a fourth individual involved in the murder, identified as Richard Gerardo Calcano Vazquez23, was also arrested in the Las Margaritas residential complex, in Santurce.