Police Searching for Suspect in Montpelier Homicide

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Vermont State Police is looking for a suspect in a homicide investigation. Police say on Sunday a Vermont State worker was found dead outside of his Montpelier apartment building.

Police are looking for Jayveon Caballero, 29, of Barre who is accused of Second Degree Murder.

According to a media release, the victim Markus Austin, 33, of Montpelier got into a disagreement with Caballero on Sunday morning outside of Gustos bar on Prospect Street in Barre. 

According to police, witnesses saw Austin assault Caballero’s girlfriend Desiree Cary, 22, of Barre during the altercation.    

Police say later on that morning, Caballero allegedly shot Austin outside of his apartment building on 191 Barre Street in Montpelier. 

Officials say Caballero’s girlfriend was taken into custody Sunday night during a traffic stop. Investigators with the Vermont Drug Task Force say she was part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation.  Police say Desiree Cary was arrested and charged with the sale of crack cocaine, and 3 counts of sale of heroin.  She is in jail for lack of $10,000 bail and will be arraigned in court on Monday. 

The media release says police searched Caballero’s home in Barre but did not find him. 

Bail for Caballero has been set for $500,000 dollars.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State police.

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