Sheriff: Drug Cartel Connection To Murder, Kidnapping

9:34 PM, Dec 31, 2013   |    comments
  • Rontel Royster and Demarcus Cates wanted on Second Degree Murder Courtesy: Alamance County Sheriff's Office
  • Hector Manuel Lopez, Jr. and Luis Armondo Perez wanted for First Degree Kidnapping and Trafficking in Cocaine Courtesy: Alamance County Sheriff's Office
  • Humberto Rafeal Anzaldo charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Trafficking in Cocaine Courtesy: Alamance County Sheriff's Office
    
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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. -- The Alamance County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men in connection with a murder at the Otter Creek Mobile Home Park.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon. Deputies said they found Humbertia Florez, 29, with multiple gunshot wounds lying between two lots.

Investigators have now uncovered more details about the events leading up to the shooting death of Florez. Investigators say three people were supplied with cocaine to resale by members of the Sinola Drug Cartel. However the father of one of the individuals receiving the drugs was kidnapped from an apartment on Grace Avenue in Burlington and held for ransom by the suspects.

On Sunday, two men showed up at the Otter Creek Mobile Home Park and returned the drugs in order to pay the ransom. The man was released but there was an argument. One man ran into the woods with drugs and Florez was shot multiple times. The shooting suspect and a second suspect got away in a vehicle.

Investigators are looking for Demarcus Lamont Cates for Second Degree Murder and Trafficking in Cocaine. They're also searching for Rontel Vincae Royster for Second Degree Murder, Accessory After the Fact, and Trafficking in Cocaine.

Investigators are also searching for Hector Manuel Lopez, Jr. and Luis Armondo Perez for First Degree Kidnapping and Trafficking in Cocaine.

Deputies arrested Humberto Rafeal Anzaldo who is charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Trafficking in Cocaine.
Investigators seized one and one half kilos of cocaine near the shooting.

The sheriff's office is still investigating this incident. Anyone with information should call (336) 570-6313.

WFMY News 2/Alamance County Sheriff's Office

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