Palestine murder suspect arrested in Midland | News
Released by The Palestine Police Department:
PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - Authorities have made an arrest in a 2010 murder in Palestine.
On November 1, 2010 officers from the Palestine Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Douglas St in reference to shots being fired in the area. Officers arrived on the scene and learned that an unknown person(s) had fired several shots into a residence located in the 200 block of Douglas Street.
The initial investigation indicated that several people were inside the residence at the time of the incident. Officers also learned that 21 year old Cedric Bland, also inside the Douglas Street residence, had been a victim of the gunfire. Bland suffered a single gunshot wound during the incident. Bland was transported to the local hospital by private vehicle. Bland would later die as a result of his injuries.
After an 18 month investigation, Vincent Jacob Martinez was arrest for the murder of Cedric Bland. Martinez was arrested in Midland, Texas where he is now living. Martinez was taken into custody on May, 8, 2012.
There is a possibility that other arrest may follow.