Detectives from the Ottawa County Sherriff’s Department had information the suspect, 18-year-old Juan Sandro Cabrera, was in the Upper Peninsula, at a home in Watersmeet, and contacted the MSP for assistance with his arrest.
Juan Cabrera is being charged in the murder of 14-year-old Troy ‘TJ’ Wells.
At 12:04AM, Saturday February 16th, 2019, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputies and medics were sent to the Hampton Inn, located at 12427 Felch Street, in Holland Township, on a call of shots fired.
Upon arrival deputies found a 14 year old boy, Troy “TJ” Wells Jr., suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. TJ was transported to Holland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives from UPSET obtained a warrant and utilized the MSP Emergency Support Team to enter the home. Cabrera was arrested without incident, at approximately 5:30 a.m., and held at the Gogebic County Jail until he could be transported to Ottawa County where he was arraigned on open murder, felony firearms possession and gang membership charges.