Ocala, FL (February 2, 2019) - Police in Ocala arrested a man on Saturday, February 2nd in connection with the death of his roommate. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to a horse farm in the 10000 block of North US Highway 27.
When police arrived, they spoke with a manager who told them that Salvador Contreras had asked for help after learning that his roommate, 23-year-old Jairo Rodas, wanted to fight him. Rodas had worked on the horse farm before being fired two days prior.
Rodas was spotted leaving the crime scene when he was stopped by police. During questioning, Rodas told officers that he was drinking and listening to music with Contreras. An argument then began regarding the music. Rodas further told police that Contreras verbally assaulted him. Rodas then allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Contreras to death.
Following a police interview, authorities arrested Rodas and charged him with second-degree murder. He is currently being held without bond.
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