Gang Member Arrested On Allegations of First Degree Murder
San Antonio, TX – Latray Whitley, 23, was arrested yesterday evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio without incident. An arrest warrant was issued by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Homicide Division, where it is alleged that Whitley committed first degree murder.
With the assistance of the SAPD Repeat Offenders Program (ROPE) unit and the San Antonio Fear Free Environment (SAFFE) unit, task force officers determined that Whitley was living in an apartment located in the 9500 block of Lorene Lane. Task force officers entered the residence and Whitley was immediately arrested.
Whitely is currently being held in Bexar County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
In November 2009, Whitley and his brother Hollis Nealy, both members of the Wheatley Court Gangsters, allegedly went to the Studio Night Club armed with handguns to retaliate against a member of a rival gang, the East Terrorist Gangsters. As the member from the East Terrorist Gangsters exited the night club’s parking lot in his vehicle, Whitley and Nealy followed. At a traffic light located at IH-35 and Eisenhauer Road, Whitley and Nealy pulled up next to the vehicle and fired shots killing the driver. In June of this year, the arrest warrant was issued for both Whitley and Nealy. Nealy was immediately arrested, but Whitley was a fugitive until yesterday evening.
Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, states, “Once again The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force was able to arrest an alleged violent offender with the assistance of local law enforcement. As we continue to work together, more arrests will be made and more lives will hopefully be saved.”
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:
San Antonio Police Department
San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
Comal County Sheriff’s Office
Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
Texas Office of The Attorney General
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Marshals Service
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.