Fifth person charged in North Raleigh slaying

Suspect arrested in Charlotte

Staff WritersJanuary 10, 2008 

— Police charged a fifth person Wednesday in the death of a 32-year-old man whose body was found Sunday in North Raleigh.

Ricardo De Jesus Torres Serpas, who turned 24 on Tuesday, was arrested in Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police acted on information from Raleigh's fugitive task force, according to Raleigh Police.

Serpas was transported to Wake County and is being held at the Wake County jail without bail.

The body of Felipe Montalvo-Montalvo was found about 10:30 a.m. Sunday near an unpaved parking lot in front of a series of red-brick apartments on the 4200 block of Bland Road.

The parking lot sits near the back of the Wendy's restaurant on Wake Forest Road.

A neighborhood resident said Sunday that a large party with loud music and drinking had taken place at a nearby house Saturday night.

Police are awaiting an autopsy report to determine what caused Montalvo-Montalvo's death.

Four men, including two 16-year-olds, were charged Monday in the homicide.

They are: Hector David Rodriguez, 16, of 1401-238 E. Millbrook Road; Arturo Gonzalez, 19, of 6217 North Hills Drive; Juan Asael Moyeda-Aleman, 16, of 3302-103 Quail Hollow Drive; and Miguel Carmona Mayo, 20, of 5001-301 Millbrook Green Road.

They also are being held without bail at the Wake County jail.

Raleigh police continue to investigate the case.

Anyone with information that might be of assistance to those handling the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at (919) 890-3555.

(Staff writer Thomasi McDonald contributed to this report.)

Sarah.Lindenfeld@newsobserver.com or (919) 829-8983

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