Lehigh Acres man arrested, linked to Massachusetts killing

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EASTON, Mass. — A Lehigh Acres man is facing charges in connection to a murder in Massachusetts.

Michael Noguera, 47, was arrested Saturday in Conway, South Carolina, after a group of teenagers riding their bikes near Easton, Massachusetts, found Daniel Smith, 35, laying on the ground with a gunshot wound Tuesday, CBS affiliate WBZ-TV reported.

Noguera is facing charges of accessory to murder after the fact, armed robbery and larceny over $250, Massachusetts police say. Noguera also faces charges in South Carolina, including being a fugitive from justice.

He refused to waive extradition during a court appearance Monday, and prosecutors said he’ll be held without bail in South Carolina while Massachusetts officials obtain a special warrant, according to WBZ-TV.

Police are still looking for a red 2016 Mazda 3 sedan with a Florida plate reading 372QQK they believe to be connected to the case. Those who’ve seen the car are asked to call Easton, Massachusetts police at 508-230-3322 or Massachusetts State Police detectives at 508-717-4238.

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