A 32-year-old Corpus Christi man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Rosenberg resident, authorities reported Tuesday.
Jorge Castellanos could be sentenced to death if convicted of capital murder.
Rosenberg police were summoned to a residence in the 1800 block of Callaway Cove Court around 10:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in reference to a home invasion.
Officers located the homeowner, who had been shot several times. The homeowner, Ramiro Martinez, 48, succumbed to injuries received during the robbery.
The residence is located in The Reserve at Brazos Town Center subdivision.
“A thorough investigation into the circumstances and facts began which ultimately led the Rosenberg Police Department to obtaining an arrest warrant for Jorge Castellanos, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas for the alleged offense of Capital Murder,” Assistant Police Chief Jarret Nethery reported.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, Castellanos was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border and held for transport to Fort Bend County where he is being held without bond, Nethery said.
“I would like to thank our Criminal Investigations Division and Assistant Chief Nethery for their hard work and determination in identifying Jorge Castellanos and holding him accountable for this egregious act of violence,” Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White said. “While it is unfortunate Jorge Castellanos traveled to Rosenberg to commit this crime, I am thankful he has been located and placed into custody. I would like to thank the Texas Rangers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for their assistance in locating and detaining Jorge Castellanos.”
Police offered no motive for the shooting