Investigations into the vicious killing of San Pedro football star and popular coach, Melvin Almendarez, 34, in May 2016, lead to the arrest of Jordan Bacchus, 32. He was released on a drug charge but later fled the country after strong evidence from the police indicated that Bacchus could be linked to his murder. On February 3, 2018, the Toronto Sun reported that Bacchus has been arrested in Canada after a drug bust.
Melvin Almendarez had been beaten and shot in his abdomen and investigations led them to the victim’s friend, Jordan Bacchus, 32, a Canadian who is wanted for questioning. The Police took Bacchus into custody after Almendarez was found dead, but only because they had found him in possession of cannabis, so they charged him for possession of the controlled drugs. He was released on self-bail.
Bacchus then disappeared during investigations that subsequently led police to believe, based on what they say is strong evidence, that Bacchus could be linked to the murder. They have been seeking him ever since.
Bacchus Arrested on Drug Charges in Toronto
Now, news coming forth from the Toronto Sun, indicates that Bacchus was nabbed along with a woman during a drug bust in Northern Ontario on Friday. Sudbury Police say, “it turns out the accused man is wanted for armed robbery by Toronto cops and has been sought by homicide investigators in Belize for nearly two years”.
During the drug raid in which Bacchus was detained, officers seized 384.45 grams of cocaine and 10.46 grams of “purple heroin,” which is heroin mixed with the extremely potent opioid fentanyl, with a total street value of about $45,000. Cops also seized $25,000 in cash along with other evidence, including digital scales, detailed debt lists and a money counting machine.
“The male will answer to the charges in Sudbury and then will be transported to Toronto on his outstanding warrant for (armed robbery, extortion and other charges),” Sgt. James Killeen told the Toronto Sun. “Toronto (Police) will then commence the extradition process with Belize regarding the outstanding first-degree murder charge.”
- Source, Toronto Sun