Hearing in rural Vacaville homicide to take place in April

By From page A3 | February 12, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A probable cause hearing for a Vacaville man who faces a murder charge was postponed Tuesday.

Sergio L. Perez, 26, was ordered to return to court April 17 for the rescheduled hearing. He remains in jail with bail set at $5 million.

Perez and his brother, 25-year-old Eriberto “Eddie” Perez, are believed to have shot and killed Jimmy Degros shortly before 9 p.m. at their Stieger Hill Road home north of Vacaville.

A neighbor called police on the night of July 9, 2013, to report gunshots. Deputies investigating the call spotted Perez driving from the home in his pickup truck and intercepted him. They found Degros, who had been fatally shot in the head, in the back of the truck under a sheet of plywood. Investigators found a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation inside the home, with hundreds of plants, along with 20 pounds of processed marijuana.

Eriberto Perez left the home before his brother. He remains on the run and has an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant.

Anyone with information about Eriberto “Eddie” Perez is asked to call the Solano County Sheriff’s Office at 421-7090 or Solano County Crime Stoppers at 644-7867.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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