A man has been arrested in Sarasota, Florida in connection with a Cranston murder that occurred in 2012.
Carlos Reyes-Sanchez, 30, was arrested on Wednesday for the murder of 49-year-old Victor Baez. Baez was found lying on Third Street on January 30, 2012. Police say Reyes-Sanchez and some associates assaulted Baez, pushed him to the ground and then ran him over, leaving him for dead.
Baez did not die instantly but instead remained hospitalized in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries and died in May of 2012. Autopsy reports indicate that Baez died from blunt force trauma.
After an investigation by Cranston Police Detectives Capt. Carmody, Detective John Ryan and Detective Robert Lindsay in collaboration with the Attorney Generals Office and the Sarasota County Sheriffs Office a fully extraditable warrant was issued and executed for Reyes-Sanchez.
Reyes-Sanchez is expected to be extradited to Rhode Island and face charges for first degree murder and conspiracy early next week.
Police continue to investigate the incident and the possible involvement of other individuals.
Reyes-Sanchez was a trainer at the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota.