Tip From Citizen Leads To Murder Arrest

Wayne County deputies say a tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of a murder suspect Saturday morning.

Deputies were called out to an area on Waller Road in Mount Olive in reference to an assault around 2 a.m. Saturday.

When they got there deputies found 32-year-old Alexander Sura-Cruz dead.

Deputies say the murder suspect had fled the area. They say the suspect was an acquaintance of Sura-Cruz.

Canine units tracked the suspect until the track was lost at a road. Detectives investigating were able to identify a suspect. Warrants were then secured for the arrest of Carlos Calderon.

Later in the morning a concerned citizen reported a suspicious person walking near a wood line off of Waller Road. Deputies responded and found Calderon. Calderon was arrested around 10:20 a.m. He is in jail under no bond and charged with one count of murder.

Sura-Cruz will has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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  • by isabel on Nov 11, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Edwin was my uncle and anonymous is right it doesn't matter about the status of a person he was murdered by someone we all called friend and this has left a wound in all of our hearts that will never heal all the way my grandmother has lost the youngest of her children and she is beside herself with grief this is something she may never recover from just think how you would feel if this happened to someone in your family pleas have some respect for our feeling and keep your snide comments to your self and for your info we are here legally.
  • by Gregory on Nov 6, 2011 at 04:03 AM
    Illegal, no doubt
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      by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 at 06:22 AM in reply to Gregory
      What does it matter about the status of this person, someone was murdered. And he leaves behind a family. You are just ignorant a life is a life regardless of legal status!
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        by HA!... You're Funny! on Nov 6, 2011 at 09:44 AM in reply to
        I'd bet you wouldn't even care had this happened south of the Rio Grande with the drug cartel killings. Yet it happens down the road from you and you get all sensitive about it.

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