Lamont Murder Suspect Arrested in Buttonwillow After 5 Years

Lamont Murder Suspect Arrested in Buttonwillow After 5 Years

BUTTONWILLOW — A 20-year-old murder suspect is behind bars after running from authorities for five years. Tadeo Saucido Rodriguez was booked into the Kern County Jail for one count of first degree murder.
He is being held without bail.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Rodriguez was wanted for the Sept. 9, 2009 murder of 50-year-old Hector Leon in the 5800 block of Panama Road in Lamont. At around 2 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a shooting , and when they arrived found Leon suffering from several shotgun wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“During the course of their investigation, detectives were able to determine that Leon and Rodriguez were involved in an argument,” Ray Pruitt, sheriff’s public information officer said. “During that argument Rodriguez shot Leon before fleeing the area.”

Later detectives were able to uncover critical information that Rodriguez had fled to Mexico after the shooting.  In August, detectives received information that Rodriguez had returned to the United States and after being tracked to the Buttonwillow area, was arrested on Aug. 21.

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Lamont Murder Suspect Arrested in Buttonwillow After 5 Years was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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