|
|
|
Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • "Trey" Edwards bound over for murder

  • Chief Judge Daniel L. Love bound over 20-year-old William "Trey" Edwards III on charges of first degree murder, aggravated robbery, and two counts of aggravated battery Friday after a contested preliminary hearing.
    • email print
      Comment
  • Chief Judge Daniel L. Love bound over 20-year-old William "Trey" Edwards III on charges of first degree murder, aggravated robbery, and two counts of aggravated battery Friday after a contested preliminary hearing.
    Edwards is being held on $500,000 bond for his alleged role in the Aug. 5 murder of 24-year-old Miguel Tol-Juarez. The murder is alleged to have been gang-related.
    According to testimony given by a fellow gang member, Edwards was involved in a robbery at 806 Ave. F that ended in Tol-Juarez's murder. The Ford County Attorney's office has asked the Globe not to publish the witness's name because of possible safety concerns.
    In his testimony, the witness described how Edwards and two other men decided to "bust a mission" to prove they deserved other gang members respect. The individuals covered their faces with red bandanas and demanded money from three men outside a house at 806 Ave. F. According to testimony, Edwards stood and watched as the bullets that killed Tol-Juarez were fired.
    Prior to the incident, the witness testified all three suspects had been drinking beer and using drugs including marijuana and meth just two blocks from where the crime occurred.
    Assistant Ford County Attorney Scott James acted as prosecution for the state and called witnesses from the Ford County Sheriff's Office and Dodge City Police Department who testified as to details of the crime scene.
    Hearings for co-defendants in the murder are scheduled for next month. Jesus Jose Rivas, 18, was arrested for the following alleged offenses in relation to the murder: murder in the first degree, aggravated battery, attempted aggravated robbery. Rivas has entered into a plea agreement and is likely to only face the aggravated robbery charge. He is being held on $500,000 bond. 21-year-old Lisa Worthey has been charged with first degree murder and interference with law enforcement. She is currently out on bond.
    Police are still looking for a fourth suspect, 16-year-old Miguel Antonio Solis. Solis is wanted for first degree murder, aggravated battery, attempted aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to testimony in Edwards' hearing, Solis is alleged to have shot Tol-Juarez.
    Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Solis is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (620) 227-STOP or toll free at (877) 424-4414. Calls can also be made to the DCPD at (620) 225-8128. To text a confidential tip to the DCPD, text DCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Terms of Service

    Events Calendar