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Monday, February 14, 2005

Media Relations

Fifth Suspect Arrested in Yang Murder Case

"Fifth Suspect Arrested in Yang Murder Case"

 

Los Angeles: Kenneth Peoples, 22 years old, the last wanted suspect in the murder of Korean grocer Jae Yang, was arrested by LAPD detectives in Sacramento on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Two men and two women have already been charged in connection with the December 18, 2004 St. Regis Junior Liquor Store hold up.

All five suspects are residents of Los Angeles. Robert Arceneaux, 23 years old, and LeToya Robinson, age 21, were arrested on January 13, 2005, in South Los Angeles.

Eric Butler, 24 years-old, was arrested the next day in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. Tequita Lee, 24 years-old, was arrested on January 18, 2005.

Mr. Jae Yang was a Korean immigrant and resident of Oxnard. He was a well-respected business owner, whose liquor store was located in the 8400 block of 3rd Street. He was murdered during a daytime robbery of his store on December 18, 2004.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Wilshire Homicide Detectives Telis or Parshall at 213-473-0551. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).

This news advisory was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.