By Jerry J. Alcayde
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro – The police arrested yesterday the principal suspect in the murder of former Naujan Vice Mayor Wilson A. Viray last November 19.
Senior Superintendent Christopher C. Birung, Oriental Mindoro provincial police director, identified the suspect as Joey M. Alasaas, 39.
Birung said Alasaas was arrested by a composite team of operatives from the Baco municipal police station and Police Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) in Sitio Bagong Pook, Barangay Poblacion, Baco town.
The suspect was apprehended by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Edralin C. Reyes of the Regional Trial Court Branch 39 in Calapan City for alleged murder docketed as Criminal Case No. CR-17-13,478 with no bail recommended.
Birung said Alasaas was one of the two suspects who allegedly shot former Vice Mayor Viray who was then driving his Nissan Frontier pick-up truck last November along the national highway in Naujan.
The other suspect remains at large.
Supt. Rommel Briones, chief of the Naujan police, said Viray’s companion Ellie C. Gomer, 28, a farmer and resident of Barangay Paitan was left unharmed while the victim sustained nine gun shot wounds.