Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-014

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 11, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Law Enforcement Nabs Suspect Connected To Triple Murder In Brandon

    Esteban Merchan was arrested in Pennsylvania last night.
    • Friday
    • January 8, 2010
    • Time: 10:15 PM
    • 222 East Boundary Street
    • York, PA
    Esteban Merchan, DOB 6-17-90 was arrested at 222 East Boundary Street in York, PA on January 8, 2010 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Merchan was arrested by the York Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Office.  Investigative information led detectives to the residence where a SWAT team made the arrest.
    Merchan was booked into the York county jail on the outstanding warrant:
    Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (related to the Triple Homicide) that occured the end of December at 507 Oakwood in Brandon.  (press release 09-349).
    Deputies had issued the warrant for Merchan for the attack on the only
    surviving victim, Ralph Arroyo.
    It is unknown at this time when Merchan will be extradicted back to
    Hillsborough County.
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