MANHUNT SPECIAL EDITION: HORIZON CITY, TX KIDNAPPING SUSPECTS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
HORIZON CITY, TX KIDNAPPING SUSPECTS
RAFAEL VEGA (26)
NAME: VEGA, RAFAEL (26)
AKA: GUERRERO, RAFAEL
WEIGHT: 165 lbs.
PLACE OF BIRTH: El Paso, Texas
Right Calf “RAFAEL”
RICARDO PUENTES MORALES (25)
NAME: PUENTES, RICARDO MORALES (25)
WEIGHT: 160 lbs.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico
The Manhunt continues for VEGA & MORALES.
BOTH are wanted for the OFFENSE of:
EL PASO COUNTY, TX– The MANHUNT is on for 2 individuals wanted for an Aggravated Kidnapping which occurred in Horizon City, TX in September 2009.
On September 3, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Person Section were summoned by the Horizon Police Department to 14327 Desert Sunset, Horizon City, in El Paso County, Texas, regarding an Aggravated Kidnapping. The victim, identified as Sergio Saucedo DOB/02-28-1979, was forcibly taken from his residence at gun point. Mr. Saucedo was later found murdered in Juarez, Mexico.
On November 6 2009 a warrant was obtained for Ricardo Morales for Aggravated Kidnapping with a 1.5 million dollar bond. He is still outstanding and investigator’s continue to look for him. It is believed Morales orchestrated the Kidnapping.
On Tuesday February 16th a warrant for Aggravated Kidnapping was obtained for Cesar Obregon. Yesterday Omar Obregon was spotted by a Border Patrol Agent with his brother Cesar Obregon attempting to enter a home illegally. Both brothers were detained by Border Patrol it was then discovered that our office had an outstanding warrant for Cesar Obregon for the Aggravated Kidnapping of Sergio Saucedo, and that we believed Cesar’s Brother Omar was also involved.
Border Patrol subsequently brought both brothers to the Sheriff Department HQs where further investigation led to the arrests of Omar Obregon and Cesar Obregon. Both Obregon brothers were booked into the El Paso County Jail last night on Aggravated Kidnapping charges. The Sheriff’s Office has also obtained an arrest warrant for a 4th man involved in the Aggravated Kidnapping who was identified as Rafael Vega. Sheriff’s Detectives are hot on his trail actively looking for him. It is believed the Obregon brothers along with Rafael Vega were the persons who committed the kidnapping.
Omar Obregon 21 years of age charged with Aggravated Kidnapping booked into El Paso County Detention facility under a $250,000.00 bond
Cesar Obregon 21 years of age charged with Aggravated Kidnapping booked into El Paso County Detention facility under a $250,000.00 bond
Kidnapper AT LARGE
Rafael Vega 26 years of age Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping Bond $250,000.00 Not in Custody
Orchestrated Kidnapping AT LARGE
Ricardo Puentes Morales 26 years of age Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping Bond of 1.5 million Not in Custody
All are from the Fabens / Tornillo Area.
Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public - if anyone has seen or has any information on the whereabouts of either VEGA or MORALES to please contact the Sheriff’s Office (915) 546-2280 or Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous & may be eligible for a reward if the information provided leads to the apprehension of the individuals featured.
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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2001 was the first Sheriff’s Office in the State of Texas to be Internationally Accredited from CALEA and is now the recipient of the First CALEA Tri-Arc award in Texas (4th in the Nation) to have accreditations in: Law Enforcement, Communications, Training Academy.