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Wanted in Gwinnett: Sheriff seeks murder, rape, kidnapping suspects

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is searching for six men, including one who has been wanted on a murder charge for nearly two years, according to a new wanted poster.

The department regularly releases wanted posters featuring suspects with active warrants for their arrest. The latest poster was released Thursday afternoon.


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Among those featured in the poster is Marco Antonio Cruz, who has been wanted on charges of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery since January 2017. Norcross police believe Cruz was involved in the shooting death of 17-year-old Christopher Daniel Castillo. Jefrey Alexander Rios, 19, and Justin Carter, 23, were arrested in the days after Castillo’s death and charged with murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery, the same charges Cruz is facing. 

Here’s the full list of suspects included in Thursday’s wanted poster:

• Terrence Lamar Jones, wanted on charges of kidnapping, battery, simple battery and cruelty to children in the second degree

• Marco Antonio Cruz, wanted on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery

• Leonardo Ramos, wanted on charges of kidnapping, battery and probation violation

• Moises Alejandro Arellano-Catalan, wanted on charges of rape and sexual battery against a child under 16

• Alfonso Hidalgo, wanted on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault

• Juan Hurtado, wanted on charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, rape “and more.”

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any of these suspects should call the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office at 770-619-6655.


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More details in the case were released in a court hearing Thursday.

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