A homicide suspect mistakenly released from jail earlier this month was arrested on Monday in Cypress, in response to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division.
#LASD MCB Fugitive Process Power investigators, alongside w/ @nUSA_USMS and members of @LBPD collaborated on the re-capture of Homicide Suspect Steven Manzo. https://t.co/U6CKDlhyHv pic.twitter.com/LCy2Dw625r
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) March 30, 2021
Steven Manzo, 24, of Hawaiian Gardens was arrested and charged a yr in the past within the July 26, 2018, killing of Salvador Corrales, 24, in response to Lengthy Seaside police. He was launched from jail on March 9, with a Lengthy Seaside Police Division spokeswoman subsequently saying that it was decided that he “mustn’t have been launched.”
The Sheriff’s Division, together with the U.S. Marshals Service and members of Lengthy Seaside police collaborated on an intensive seek for Manzo, the Sheriff’s Division stated. On Monday, investigators noticed Manzo get into a gray Nissan Sentra with a number of different occupants in Buena Park.
Investigators adopted the Sentra to Cypress and a visitors cease was performed by Cypress Police Division officers and Sheriff’s Division investigators. Manzo was taken into custody with out incident, the Sheriff’s Division stated.
Manzo was booked again into custody on the Lengthy Seaside Police Division and was being held on $4,090,000 bail. Manzo’s felony case is being investigated by Lengthy Seaside police.
In a press release launched the day after Manzo was launched, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division stated it “did NOT erroneously launch a homicide suspect yesterday from our custody.”
“LASD obtained an `Order For Launch’ from the court docket, indicating the case was dismissed. As such, the division complied with the court docket order and processed the person for launch,” in response to the assertion. “Ought to you could have any additional questions on this incident or the circumstances surrounding it, please contact Lengthy Seaside Police Division or the District Legal professional’s Workplace.”
The case towards Manzo was dismissed on March 8 and the identical 5 costs have been instantly refiled beneath a distinct case quantity after Manzo was not transported from jail to court docket, the place a listening to had been set to find out whether or not there was sufficient proof to permit the case towards him to proceed to trial, in response to Ricardo Santiago of the District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Manzo was ordered remanded pending arraignment on the brand new case March 23, and the prosecutor dealing with the case alerted legislation enforcement March 9 after changing into conscious that the defendant had been launched from custody, in response to Santiago.
In 2018, Lengthy Seaside police discovered proof of a taking pictures however no sufferer at 9:05 p.m. that night time after they have been dispatched to a name of pictures fired within the 6700 block of Cherry Avenue. Corrales’ physique was later discovered inside a car within the 5800 block of Florence Avenue in Bell Gardens, and proof linked the pictures fired in Lengthy Seaside along with his dying, police stated.
Manzo is charged with one depend every of homicide, tried homicide, taking pictures at an occupied motorized vehicle, possession on the market of methamphetamine and sale or transportation of methamphetamine. Two co-defendants, Gabriel Ivan Martinez and Daniel Alberto Cardona, are charged with theft and drug counts.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this story.