Home San Juan Press Releases 2014 Arrests of Jayson Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jose Reyes del Valle, Angel Luis Resto Mojica, Angel Castro Caraballo, and Rafael...

Arrests of Jayson Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jose Reyes del Valle, Angel Luis Resto Mojica, Angel Castro Caraballo, and Rafael Miranda Tolention

FBI San Juan January 24, 2014
  • Special Agent Moises Quiñones (787) 759-1550

Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Carlos Cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) San Juan Division announced the arrests of Jayson Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jose Reyes del Valle, Angel Luis Resto Mojica, Angel Castro Caraballo, and Rafael Miranda Tolention for assaulting, resisting, or impeding a federal officer, aiding and abetting, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and felon in possession of a firearm. On January 22, 2014, Jayson Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jose Reyes del Valle, Angel Luis Resto Mojica, Angel Castro Caraballo, and Rafael Miranda Tolention were taken into custody by the FBI.

The criminal complaint states that on the evening of January 21, 2014, U.S. Marshals (USM) were searching for a fugitive at the apartment building at 15 Dalia Street, Isla Verde, Carolina. The USM surrounded the apartment and conducted a knock and announce. Immediately after the first knock and announce, the USM heard the sound of a shot being fired; thereafter, several additional shots were fired from inside the apartment. At this point, the USM entered the apartment. The following individuals were inside the apartment and were placed into custody by the USM: Jayson Rodriguez Gonzalez, Jose Reyes del Valle, Angel Luis Resto Mojica, Angel Castro Caraballo, and Rafael Miranda Tolention.

Joel Gomez Rodriguez (Gomez) and an unknown subject (unsub1) jumped out the window to avoid capture. Gomez was subsequently captured in the garage underneath the apartment complex. He was transported to Centro Medico for gunshot wounds and injuries sustained during his attempted escape. Unsub1 was not apprehended.

After the individuals were placed in custody, the USM conducted a safety sweep of the apartment looking for other people. In plain view, they noticed a Glock pistol on the table on the left side of the room, another Glock pistol on the bed on the left side of the room, and an AK-47-type rifle on the other bed on the right side of the room. In addition, the USM observed magazines for the firearms and cellular devices.

If convicted, the defendants face not more than 18 years’ imprisonment.

This case is being prosecuted by United States Attorney Carmen Marques, and it is being investigated by the FBI.

The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.