YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – U.S. Marshals said the witness to a Youngstown murder who has been in hiding has surrendered to police.
Raymond Ortiz is now in police custody, facing charges of failure to appear and fleeing and eluding. He turned himself in to his attorney’s office in Boardman on Wednesday afternoon, according to U.S. Marshals.
Hodges and Bell are accused of killing Jason Fonseca in February.
Police have been looking for Ortiz after he failed to appear at a hearing this week.
Marshals were following Ortiz’s car Tuesday morning when he suddenly sped away and crashed into a utility pole at the corner of West Boulevard and Melbourne Avenue. Witnesses say Ortiz then ran away from the scene and disappeared into the woods.