Camp Ruperto K. Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – Eddie Garcia can no longer portray his real-life villainous activities as the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG8) stamped out his evil deeds.
Eastern Visayas police director Police Chief Superintendent ELMER RAGADIO SORIA said that the namesake of multi-awarded veteran actor Eddie Garcia, a 48-year old farm laborer from Brgy. Cavite, Alang-alang, Leyte was captured by the elite team from the Police Regional Office 8 recently inside the Alang-alang Cockpit Arena.
“He even tried to escape but our men have already secured the entrance and exit points of the gallera,” SORIA said.
The Regional Director is hoping that the arrest will finally bring justice to Garcia’s 13-year old daughter, a second year high school student, whom he allegedly raped inside their house in the evening of June 19, 2012.
Records showed that the victim sought police assistance at the Alang-alang Police Station and after a thorough investigation. A case for rape was filed against the suspect on June 25, this year.
On October 30, Judge Crisologo S. Bitas issued an arrest warrant against Garcia for the crime of Rape under Article 266-A of the Revised Penal Code as amended by Republic Act 8353 or the Anti-Rape Law of 1997.
Judge Bitas did not recommend any bail bond for Garcia’s temporary liberty.
Director SORIA said that he is proud of his men who initiated the suspect’s arrest.
“This is a product of dedication and excellent intelligence work that makes us all proud of our police officers who deserve our highest commendation.” SORIA averred.