Antioch police had already caught two of the three men involved – Corey McCroey, 19, and Alfonzo Beasley, 21 – but until Tuesday, Cedric McCroey, 21, was at large.
Cedric McCroey was located on Magnolia Way and was apprehended by Antioch Police Department personnel including SWAT. The house he was associated with on Magnolia Way was searched and approximately one half ounce of rock cocaine was located along with paraphernalia associated with sales.
According to an Antioch Police Department press release, the men are all members of San Francisco’s “Towerside” gang, and were named in a recent San Francisco gang injunction.
All three subjects have been indicted by a Contra Costa County Grand Jury for the crimes of carjacking, robbery and participation in a street gang. Cedric McCroey also had an outstanding felony warrant issued by San Francisco County for possession of an assault rifle.
Beasley is the prime suspect in the Antioch homicide involving the shooting death of Luis Straiten in the parking lot of the Deer Valley Plaza on March 16, 2007. Beasley has been questioned about his involvement in the homicide after being arrested for the carjacking and robbery. The homicide investigation is ongoing at this time.
Beasley and Corey McCroey remain in custody on respective bails of $350,000 and $385,000.
Anyone with information regarding these suspects or on the murder of Luis Straiten should contact Antioch Police Detective Bittner at 779-6939.