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Four Arrested in Connection With Assault on Juvenile

Posted September 17, 2007

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— Federal agents and Wilson police officers on Monday arrested two suspects in the assault of a teenager that took place over the weekend in Wake County.

Agents with the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force and Wilson police officers apprehended Agustin Colorado Mata, 32, of Franklinton, in Wilson County. They also took into custody a suspected accessory in the assault, Valentin Ameca Salazar, 25, of Wilson.

Both suspects were then transferred to the Wake County's Sheriff Office, which placed them under arrest them in connection with an assault on a juvenile on Saturday night.

Deputies said Mata assaulted a 15-year-old in Youngsville. Around 11:30 p.m., deputies responding to a call from 6006 Jack Jones Road found the victim had already been taken to WakeMed.

The victim underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition on Monday evening.

Mata faces a felony charge of assault on a juvenile by firing a deadly weapon, with the intent to kill, inflicting serious bodily injury. He's being held on $500,000 bond.

Salazar is charged with being an accessory to the same crime and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Wake deputies arrested two men on Sunday and also charged them with being accessories: Gerardo Colorado Mata, 26, of Louisburg, and Eduardo Conde, 20, of Franklinton. Gerardo Mata is being held on a $50,000 bond, and Conde, on $55,000.


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