U.S. Marshals locate Immokalee man wanted in death of teen

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An Immokalee man has been charged with the May 5 murder of a teenager after being located by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Thursday.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, detective charged Stephen Perez Jr., 22, of Immokalee with murder, possession of a weapon in the commission of murder, and distribution of marijuana in connection with the homicide of Juan Herrera Jr., 19.

The suspect was located in Lee County by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, where he was initially arrested on a Collier County violation of probation warrant.

He was booked into the Lee County Jail Wednesday evening and is being held without bond. Arrest records show his first court appearance is scheduled for June 18.

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