UPDATE: Raul M. Sandoval Jr. was arrested in February 2013 at the US-Mexico border crossing in San Luis, Arizona.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking Raul Sandoval Jr., on a warrant charging him with Murder.
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Detective Gary Wheelus reports, that on December 12th, 2004 at about 12:30 am, an ex-employee and two other men went to a Taco Bell in Monterey County. One of the men waited outside of the closed Taco Bell with the get away vehicle while the other two men went up to the restaurant. The ex-employee walked up to the drive-through window and asked if he could use the restroom.
The ex-employee was armed with a toy handgun, hand cuffs and a knife. The other suspect that entered with him was armed with a shotgun and a folding baton. There were two employees inside closing the business. One was a young man working his way through college. The second employee was the manager.
As the suspects entered, the ex-employee took the college student captive, handcuffed him and walked him into a refrigerated storage unit. The second suspect confronted the manager with the shotgun and demanded money.
When the manager refused to give the suspect money, the suspect began striking the manager with the baton. The manager then fled into his office.
While this was occurring, the ex-employee suspect the handcuffed student as he lay on the floor and cut his throat, almost decapitating him.
The suspect with the baton broke the glass to the manager’s office as the manager was on the telephone with 911. The ex-employee then threw the same knife he had just used on the college student, at the manager. All the suspects then fled to a waiting vehicle.
Two of the suspects have been arrested and found guilty. Raul Sandoval Jr. has been identified as the 3rd suspect and is still at large.