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Sergio Perez, a suspect in the shooting death of Jimmy Degros, appears in Solano County Superior Court in July 2013. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic file)


Suspect in rural Vacaville killing makes court appearance

By From page A9 | May 21, 2014

FAIRFIELD — One of two men authorities believe killed a Suisun City man last summer in rural Vacaville was in court Monday, where he was arraigned on a charge of felony homicide and a trio of drug offenses.

Sergio L. Perez, 27, is suspected in the execution-style killing Jimmy Degros the night of July 9, 2013, at Perez’s home on Steiger Hills Road. He has pleaded not guilty.

Sheriff’s deputies received a call at around 8:40 p.m. of shots fired. They got there about 20 minute later and said they saw Perez driving from the home in his pickup truck. They found the body of Degros in the back of the pickup under a sheet of plywood.

He had been shot in the head.

Authorities said they found a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation inside the home, with hundreds of budding plants, 23 pounds of processed marijuana and nearly an ounce of cocaine.

Perez’s brother, Eriberto “Eddie” Perez, remains at large. He left the home in an old gold Cadillac, before deputies arrived. Fairfield police found the Cadillac a week later. Authorities believe Eriberto Perez may have fled to Oregon.

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

Sergio Perez was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing April 17. He was ordered Monday to return to court June 17.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • SammyMay 20, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    What a all full story I hope u life get life I wouldn't never want my kids or grand kids around a murderer like u

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