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April 27, 2021

Remington murder suspect arrested in Pecos, Texas

Martin Anuar Martinez, 30, of Manassas, awaits extradition to Virginia for allegedly murdering Charles W. “Trip” Bopp, 24, of Remington on April 22.
This has been a collaborative law enforcement investigation to solve the murder of an innocent victim of a senseless crime. Charles Bopp III was a loving son, brother and friend to so many in the Remington community.
— Sheriff Bob Mosier
Police in Texas have arrested the suspect wanted for murdering a Remington man last Thursday.

Arrested Monday, Martin Anuar Martinez, 30, of Manassas, remains in custody, pending extradition to Virginia, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday morning.

Authorities “located and arrested” Mr. Martinez in Pecos, Texas, about 1,700 miles from Remington. The FBI and Texas police took the suspect into custody after an intense manhunt.

The suspect allegedly shot and killed Charles “Trip” Bopp III outside his home on Freemans Ford Road about a mile west of Remington. Mr. Bopp, 28, interrupted a burglary at his home around 5:30 p.m. April 22, according to the sheriff’s office.

Mr. Martinez faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit a felony, armed daytime burglary and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Sheriff’s deputies found Mr. Bopp, fatally wounded in the front yard of his home.

“This has been a collaborative law enforcement investigation to solve the murder of an innocent victim of a senseless crime,” Fauquier Sheriff Bob Mosier said. “Charles Bopp III was a loving son, brother and friend to so many in the Remington community.

“I want to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the men and women of the sheriff’s office, who have worked non-stop on this case to hold these perpetrators accountable. I especially want to credit our deputies and civilian personnel in the Criminal Investigations Division."”

The victim’s father Charles W. Bopp Jr. retired Aug. 31 as a major, one of the highest-ranking members of the Fauquier sheriff’s office. Maj. Bopp previously worked as a U.S. Secret Service agent in charge after transferring from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Sheriff’s detectives Saturday night arrested alleged accomplice Jury Beatrice Guerra, 28, of Woodbridge.

Charged with murder and conspiracy to commit robbery Ms. Guerra made her first appearance in Fauquier County General District Court on Monday morning. She faces preliminary hearing July 28.

“The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the assistance of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as agencies across the country who continue to provide investigative support for this case,” Sheriff Mosier said.

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