Mentor Police Arrest Fugitive Who Is Suspected Of Attempted Murder, Robbery

An alert officer found Angel Molina Friday in the parking lot of a shopping complex on Market Street

Authorities have released the name of the attempted murder suspect that Mentor Police arrested on a warrant Friday.

Angel Molina, 38, is wanted in Puerto Rico on charges of attempted murder, aggravated robbery and weapons offenses, Mentor Police Sgt. Michael Majernik said.

Mentor Police did not have details on the incident that led to the man's charges. However, the warrant for his arrest was issued in 1993.

Molina was arrested shortly after noon Friday.

An alert Mentor officer checked on an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping complex on Market Street. He noticed that one of the people in the car, Molina, had a warrant through Puerto Rico for the aforementioned charges.

Consequently, Mentor Police arrested him and the authorities from Puerto Rico intend to extradite him to face charges.

Molina had his first court appearance Monday morning in Mentor Municipal Court. Judge John Trebets ordered that he be held without bond and provided a Spanish-speaking attorney.

While Molina did not confirm or deny that he was the suspect in this case, he said his middle initial was "E" -- not "L," which is the initial on the warrant.

Trebets said matter would be addressed during Molina's next court hearing, which is scheduled for March 25.


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