[UPDATE] Three Arrested for Mayo Food Mart Homicide

By: Garin Flowers; Lafayette County Sheriff's Office Release Email
By: Garin Flowers; Lafayette County Sheriff's Office Release Email

[Update] July 23, 2012 - 6:10pm

Dharmendra Thakor says it's a night he'll never forget.

He works at the Mayo Food Mart in Lafayette County. A fight broke out Thursday night near the store and turned fatal.

"I saw his face, I said oh my God this is my customer, I know him. He comes here everyday," Thakor said.

Lafayette County Sheriff Officials say Edgar Martinez died after being stabbed in the fight. Another man, Pablo Flores, was severely injured and taken to the hospital.

"It's kinda of scary, I mean that never happens here, there are no problems, I've been here nine years and had no problems," Thakor added.

Deputies arrested two brothers, both 18 years old. They are Gerardo and Misael Rosales-Posada for attempted murder and murder.

Jose Rodriguez, 27, is charged with being an accessory in a capital offense.

Rumors are going around, but no one knows exactly why the men were fighting.

Several locals said Martinez was stabbed in the chest and Flores was stabbed in the back. Flores has been released from the hospital, but Martinez died from his injuries.

"He was a good person, very kind, always joking around," Thakor said.


Mayo, Florida - July 23, 2012 - 3:10pm -

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office Release

A fight that broke out in the Mayo Food Mart, 133 W. Main Street in Mayo, Thursday night ended in the death of one man, the injury of another, and a long chase by deputies and K-9 teams.

Dead at the scene was Edgar Martinez, whose age was not determined. Another man with puncture wounds, Pablo Flores (no age given) was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he was treated and released. He was not charged in the incident.

Deputies arrested one man, Jose Rodriquez, 27, after K-9 tracking teams from Cross City, Mayo and Taylor Correctional Institutions tracked Rodriquez. He was charged with being an accessory after the fact in a capital offense.

Two other men, Jerardo Rosales-Posada, 18, and Misael Rosales-Posada, 18 were later arrested by deputies on murder and attempted murder charges. They were all booked at the Lafayette County Jail.

FDLE and DOC assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

Sheriff Brian Lamb congratulated deputies, the DOC K-9 teams, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for all their hard work and dedication bringing the investigation to a swift resolution.


Mayo, Florida - July 23, 2012 - Noon

Three people have been arrested in the beating death of a local man.

The incident happened at a convenience store in Mayo.

About five men got into a fight at the store in Mayo on the evening of July 20th. One of the men ended up dying from being stabbed and another man was severely injured.

Stay with Eyewitness News for much more on this story.

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