Suspect Sought: First Degree Murder

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Polk County Crime Stoppers

Man Charged with First Degree Murder

19990316-1.jpg (31175 bytes)Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives are searching for 23-year-old Miguel Sanchez on charges of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. The charges stem from a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon (Mar. 14, 1999) at Sanchez’ residence located at 3310 Old Eagle Lake Road. One victim - Jose Gasper, 21, of Waverly - died as the result of the shooting. A second victim - Martin Hernandez, 21, of unknown address - was seriously injured and hospitalized. A warrant has been issued charging Sanchez with murder and attempted murder. Detectives are requesting assistance in locating Sanchez. Anyone with information is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 533-0344.

A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

March 16, 1999

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