Warrant issued for Cape man sought in beating, torture; authorities seek assistance in locating suspects
Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Cape Coral man they believe was involved in a brutal beating and torture June 25, and are seeking to identify three other men involved in the incident.
A warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Oscar Perez Jr. on charges of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, home invasion robbery and grand theft of a motor vehicle.
Perez is accused of binding, severely beating and torturing a man after discovering the man owed money to his mother, Luz Huyo.
The victim was at Huyo’s home doing tile work when the attack happened, police said.
Huyo, who was present during the attack, is currently in the Lee County Jail charged with two counts of kidnapping, aggravated battery, theft, home invasion robbery and grand theft of a vehicle.
The victim’s wife was also forced to watch parts of the beating, and was told by the suspects her children would be killed if she went to police, according to reports.
Huyo and Perez then went to the victim’s home where his wife and children were present, stealing various items including their car, reports state.
Crime Stoppers is now asking residents for their help locating Perez and identifying the three other men allegedly involved in the attack.
Anyone with information regarding the incident can anonymously call 800-780-TIPS (8477) and become eligible for cash rewards up to $1,000.