Hays County murder suspect apprehended

This post was edited on Sunday, Aug. 29. 

Staff Report

A Pflugerville man was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 25, on a capital murder charge related to the death of 16-year-old Donavin Sepulveda in Kyle in November 2020.

Olegario “Moses” Eliseo Ochoa, 31, was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Travis County Jail, where he will await extradition with a bond set at more than $1 million.

The shooting took place in the parking lot at a convenience store located in the 700 block of High Road in Kyle on Nov. 2, 2020.

Following a homicide investigation by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, an arrest warrant for murder was issued for Ochoa by the 22nd District Court in Hays County on April 15, 2021.

Hays County authorities and members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force initiated a fugitive investigation to locate and apprehend Ochoa. Members of the task force developed information that Ochoa had fled the area and was believed to be in north Austin.

Ochea was the third suspect involved in the shooting. Robert Ochoa Jr., 32, and Ricardo Najar, 32, were already in custody at the Hays County Jail.

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