JONESBORO — A man found murdered in a home on North Fisher Street Wednesday has been identified by police as Gonzalo Mazariego Ramos, 49.
The Jonesboro Police Department was dispatched just after 8 a.m. to the 100 block of North Fisher Street “in reference to a Hispanic male laying in an open doorway,” according to an updated incident report.
Ramos was found dead with a gunshot wound, it read. Initially, JPD investigated the murder as a suspicious death.
Circumstances leading to the fatal shooting and the extent of the victim’s injuries were not detailed in the report. Information JPD released Thursday indicates that it stemmed from an argument between Ramos and Rosario Vela, 61, of Cash.
JPD’s recent allegation is not the first time Vela’s been accused of being violent during a dispute. He was sentenced to five years of probation in May 2019 for shooting a male roommate, court records show.
Vela was arrested at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Allis Street on a warrant for first-degree murder, the report read. The suspect was out of jail on several bonds at the time of the homicide, records show.
Hours later, Second Judicial District prosecutors filed petitions to revoke the bonds set in recent cases.
“On July 29, 2020, the defendant committed the offenses of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by certain persons. The defendant has committed new felonies while awaiting trial,” the filing read. “The defendant should be held without bond until his hearing on Aug. 3, 2020, at 1 p.m.”
The incident report shows that Vela was unarmed during his arrest.
The suspect is being jailed until his probable cause hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Craighead County District Court.
The homicide of Ramos marks the seventh murder that JPD has investigated in 2020, with the last occurring nearly one week ago.
Other victims include the following:
Tiquan Wilson, 21, of Jonesboro, in January.
Donald Hubbard, 78, of Jonesboro, in January.
Elijah Ross, 1, of Jonesboro, in February.
Jonathan Morgan, 39, of Jonesboro, in April.
Robert Green, 30, of Jonesboro, in April.
Charlene Jewell, 57, of Jonesboro, in July.