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Police arrest man in Denton for Sugar Land shooting death

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By Megan Gray

A Houston man was arrested late Monday night in a Denton trailer park in connection to a recent homicide in Sugar Land, a town south of Houston.

Huver Oregon-Reyes,31, was transported to the Denton County Jail by the U.S. Marshals as part of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and booked on a murder charge with a $300,000 bond, officials said.

Doug Adolph, spokesman for Sugar Land police, said they believe Oregon-Reyes and one other suspect - who has yet to be located - are responsible for the death of Marlon Alexander Palencia Castaneda, 33.

Castaneda, of Houston, was killed on the job at Global Casework Manufacturing shortly after 9 a.m. on March 21. Adolph said two men came into the warehouse filled with other employees asking for Castaneda by name.

“An argument ensued and a shot was fired, hitting Castaneda in the chest and killing him instantly,”Adolph said.

Officials working the case said good surveillance footage and an estimated 15-20 other employees were able to assist the case.

“Some [employees] heard shots and others actually saw the murder,” Adolph said. “It was just an open warehouse full of people working.”

A tip from the Fort Bend County Crimestoppers lead authorities to identify and eventually locate Oregon-Reyes.

At this time, police aren’t releasing the relationship between the two suspects and Castaneda, but they did say the three seem to know each other.

Sugar Land police detectives recently picked up Oregon-Reyes from Denton County and transferred him to Fort Bend County where he currently sits in jail charged with murder, officials said.

Police are asking anyone with information linked to the murder, or who might know the second male suspect, to contact the Sugar Land Police Department at 281-275-2020 or the Fort Bend County Crimestoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

MEGAN GRAY can be reached at 940-566-6885 and via Twitter at @MGrayNews.