Murder suspect arrested

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 17, 2011

SALISBURY — Jose Daniel Torres Castro, wanted for the June 9 murder of Guillermo Montes-Gonzalez, was arrested by the Kerens, Texas, Police Department during a traffic stop earlier this week, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reported this afternoon.
Kerens is about 70 miles southeast of Dallas.
Authorities said the N.C. SBI, Immigration Customs Enforcement, N.C. Highway Patrol and Davie County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation and arrest, and that when arrested, Castro gave a fake name of Jorge Salgado Ortiz.
Castro, 23, of 2110 Harrison Road, is the main suspect in the murder, and is in the Navarro County Jail in Texas being held without bond until extradition is arranged, authorities said.
No further details of the investigation or arrest were available.
Castro’s mother, Maria Castro, 38, was charged June 11 with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact for helping her son try to move and hide the blue van that belonged to Montes-Gonzalez, authorities said, and for giving false information to investigators. The van ended up being found in the Castro’s driveway. Maria Castro is under a $125,000 bond in the Rowan County jail.
Montes-Gonzalez, 29, of 165 S. Oakhurst Lane, was found shot to death in the early hours of June 9 in a cul-de-sac at the end of Barley Run in western Rowan County. Montes-Gonzalez left behind his wife, Magali Solano Garcia, and his three children, ages 3, 5 and 11.
Magali Garcia told a Post reporter there was no “bad blood” between Castro and Montes-Gonzalez, and wants to know why her husband was killed.