One of Nicaragua’s most sought after criminals, Herlio Jose Jarquin Cortes, also known was “Toro y Furia” or “Bull and Fury” was captured this Saturday, February 25th by Nicaraguan Police Officials. He was captured in a secluded community near Diriamba, Nicaragua.
The detainee’s past offences include: threats, robbery, homicide, rape, aggravated assault and evading authorities.
In September 2012, Jarquín Cortés was accused of committing an aggravated rape against a young woman near the town of Jinotepe, Carazo. However, the case went unpunished because it was not verified that it was he who committed the crime.
On January 11, 2013, in a community in the municipality of Santa Teresa, Carlos Manuel Téllez Luna, a 20 year old, was murdered and three days later the police captured Jarquín Cortés, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was serving his sentence in a Jinotepe prison until he escaped two years ago, cutting the bars on his window and fleeing the area. He was captured again last Saturday night by Nicaraguan police officers.
The commissioner general and second head of the National Police, Francisco Diaz, said that “the capture of this highly dangerous criminal was the object of an articulated work of police intelligence with search and capture groups.”
Many people near the cities of Managua and Carazo will be sleeping much better knowing that this criminal is now behind bars.