PORTERVILLE – A man and woman were arrested in connection to the homicide of a man who was discovered dead in his vehicle earlier this month.
Police discovered Jacob Peter Flores, 33, of Porterville shot to death in his car on North Lime Street in Porterville around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 1. Police thought they were responding to a car collision, but realized that Flores had been shot as he was driving his vehicle in the area. Multiple shots had been fired through the vehicle’s window and door, according to authorities.
Just before 4 a.m. on Dec. 6, police arrested 25-year-old Jordan Wheeler and 22-year-old Shereen Macias, both of Porterville, after following leads that led to the pair’s residence. Evidence found at the residence linked Wheeler to the death and linked Macias as an accessory, according to police.
Wheeler is a parolee at large, wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and Macias had several warrants out for her arrest.
During a search of the residence, detectives also located several firearms that had been stolen during a residential burglary a few days before. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to assist, as the burglary happened within their jurisdiction.
Wheeler was booked into the Tulare County Jail without bail on charges of homicide and convicted felon in possession of a loaded firearm. Macias was booked into the Bob Wiley Detention Facility with bail set at $225,000 on charges of accessory to murder and convicted felon in possession of ammunition.
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