After hiding for years, suspect falls

September 17, 2018

LEMERY, Batangas -- After several years of hiding, a 65-year-old man was finally arrested in Bgy Ayao-Iyao for homicide by operatives of two town police stations here the other day. 

Senior Insp. Amiel Bernardo C. Sanhi, Jr. identified the suspect as Rogelio Garcia, married, a resident of this town.

Sanhi said the Lemery Municipal Police Station Intelligence Operatives led by SPO3 Roman Humarang arrested the accused around at 9:45 p. m. by virtue of an alias warrant of arrest for the crime of homicide under Criminal Case No. 116-88 issued by Judge Eutiquio L. Quitain of the Regional Trial Court, Lemery, Batangas.

Based on police files, the homicide case was transpired sometime in 1987 in Taal, Batangas when the victim was stabbed by the suspect several times that caused his instantaneous death.