18-year-old Bryan resident arrested for murder of ride-share driver
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - A 18-year-old from Bryan was arrested for the murder of a ride-share driver on Monday.
Bryan police confirmed officers were investigating a “suspicious death” in a neighborhood north of downtown on Aug. 14. Around 8:30 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of West Pruitt Street for reports of a “deceased person” in the backyard of a home.
Once on scene, police found the body of a woman with an apparent gunshot wound. They said the body appeared to have been dropped off at the location.
During the investigation, police discovered the woman, Althia Jenkins-Perry, 62 of Bryan, was a driver for a ride-share app and her vehicle was missing. The vehicle was entered into the TCIC/NCIC database and it was later located in Del Rio, Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers made contact with the driver, Anderson Ariel Martinez-Herrera, 18 of Bryan. As Martinez-Herrera was pulling out his identification card, he also pulled out the victim’s Texas Driver’s license, according to arrest documents. When the trooper asked him about it Martinez- Herrera reportedly said that “it belonged to the woman that he killed.”
He was subsequently arrested for murder.
It is currently unclear if the victim was completing a trip for the ride-share app at the time.
The family has set up a Go Fund Me account to help with final expenses.
correction: KBTX originally reported the suspect was 17 years old. Bryan Police Department first stated the suspect was 17 but have confirmed the suspect is 18. KBTX has updated the story to reflect those changes.
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