Anthony Sosa Jr. was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds on the corner of Walnut and 11th streets in the early morning hours of Feb. 4. Originally arrested in connection with the shooting were Samuel Inguanzo, 18, of Tracy; Stockton residents Rosendo Vidaca, 26, and Manuel Pelayo, 19; and a 17-year-old boy.
Recently, Deputy District Attorney Tori Verber dropped the charges against Vidaca. She said the decision was based on the fact that there wasn’t sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt against him at this time.
When asked Wednesday, Feb. 22, if she planned to refile his charges, she declined to comment.
Vidaca was released from San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on Feb. 7.
According to the court documents, authorities believe Pelayo was the shooter, and they believe Inguanzo aided his co-defendant in the crime. Both men remain in custody in county jail on bails of more than $1 million. They both face a variety of charges, including street terrorism and murder.
The next arraignment hearing for Pelayo and Inguanzo will be in Stockton Superior Court on March 1 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 35. Information on the juvenile in the homicide was not available.
Standoff case continues
In the case of a 41-year-old Tracy man who kept police at bay for nearly three hours on Feb. 13 while he allegedly held his wife hostage, a further arraignment hearing has been set for March 5 at 8:30 a.m. in Manteca Superior Court.
According to police, Daryin Thomas Warren was arguing with his wife around 9:14 p.m. Feb. 13 when he told authorities he was going to kill someone on the 3200 block of Cathleen Lane. Police spent a few hours trying to talk Warren out of the house he shared with his wife of four years, while she locked herself in the master bathroom, according to police.
Warren eventually gave himself up to police at 11:30 p.m. He faces a variety of charges, including false imprisonment by violence and making terrorists threats. He is being held in county jail on $250,000 bail.
Shooting suspect faces arraignment
Another upcoming case is that of 30-year-old Marcus Yong Rogokos, who is accused of trying to kill a clerk at the am/pm on Joe Pombo Parkway on Feb. 13.
Rogokos was arrested after a caller reported a man in a red-colored Honda shot out his business windows around 8:40 a.m. that day. Two witnesses told police a gunman shot into the business and drove away on Grant Line Road toward Interstate 205.
Police made a high-risk stop and arrested Rogokos a short distance from the convenience store. He is charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and stalking. His next court date will be in Manteca Superior Court on Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. for further arraignment.
Rogokos is being held in county jail without bail.