A man who was wanted in connection with a murder in Pontoon Beach more than three years ago is finally in custody. The Madison County State’s Attorney says 20 year old Fernando Gallegos-Ochoa was wanted for murder in the shooting death of 20 year old Jesus Flores on the parking lot of the La Mexicana Restaurant in Pontoon Beach on August 20, 2011.
Flores was shot once in the head and died later at a St. Louis Hospital. Another man, 21 year old Luis Ortiz, was shot three times but survived the shooting. Madison County authorities enlisted the help of the U.S. Marshals Office to locate Ochoa, where he was found in Mexico in February of this year. He was returned to the Madison County Jail Tuesday night where he remains awaiting trial and is being held without bond.