Atlanta, GA – The U.S. Marshals from
Northern District of Georgia, Gainesville office, with the assistance of
Gainesville Police Department, arrested a foreign fugitive yesterday who is
charged with aggravated homicide in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Marcos Trejo Villeda, aka Marco Antonio Trejo Villeda, 33, has been a
fugitive since 2011 when he was indicted for the murder of two individuals
in the town of Xilitla. On July 3, 2008, Trejo Villeda attended a party
where he began arguing with Tito Herrera Trejo. As he was leaving the party
Herrera Trejo threw a beer can at him. Trejo Villeda did not respond but
continued to leave the party. Shortly thereafter, Trejo Villeda returned and
without a word, fired a gun at Herrera Trejo and Meregildo Rojo Martinez,
shooting them in the head, killing both victims. Trejo Villeda then fled
from the party.
On October 22, 2013, a provisional arrest warrant was received by the U.S.
Marshals in Houston, Texas. Marshals in Houston located Trejo Villeda in
Gainesville through a 2011 arrest by Hall County Sheriff’s Office for DUI.
He was sentenced and released. Trejo Villeda believed he was in the clear
because in September 2013 he renewed his driver’s license and vehicle
registration under his legal name.
The Marshals in Houston sent the lead to the Gainesville sub-office. The
deputies quickly started working the case. After conducting surveillance at
the two addresses in Gainesville, they soon realized that this case would be
more than just a discrete locate. The Assistant United States Attorney in
Atlanta obtained an arrest warrant on January 15, 2014.
On Tuesday, deputies conducted surveillance at the home address and located
two vehicles registered to Trejo Villeda with an apartment address.
Yesterday morning, while conducting surveillance at the apartment, deputies
observed the truck registered to Trejo Villeda leave and drive to the home.
Trejo Villeda parked the truck, entered a van and left to a nearby Racetrak
gas station, where he was arrested by the Marshals Service with the
assistance of Gainesville Police Department.
Trejo Villeda is currently awaiting extradition to Mexico to answer the
allegations in the indictment.
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