Man Arrested for 2015 Lubbock Murder Case

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The family of Henry “Joby” Anderson was told Tuesday by Lubbock Police that a man was arrested recently in Colorado for murder.

Anderson was 22 years old on December 3, 2015 when he was shot in the 2000 block of Cedar Avenue.   He died a short time later.  

Image of Isaias Cabello from Douglas Co. Colorado Jail. 

Isaias Cabello, who was 27 years old at the time of the shooting, was charged with murder.  However, for the last two-and-a-half years, police were not able to find him. 

After Cabello was charged, Lubbock Police said released a wanted poster and said, “Cabello has ties to Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas.”

Early Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Marshals Service provided new information.

USMS said Cabello was arrested in Colorado Springs at an apartment complex.  The USMS said Cabello was hiding under some furniture.  More specifically, the bottom of a recliner was cut out and Cabello was hiding in the cutout.  

Aside from hiding, USMS said there was no incident with his arrest. 

The USMS said the US Marshals Task Force in Lubbock discovered his location and marshals in Colorado then carried out the arrest.  As of Tuesday, Cabello was held in the Douglas County, Colorado jail awaiting extradition back to Lubbock.

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Henry Jobi Anderson 

The following is a press release from Lubbock Police: 

After more than two years of searching, a 2015 murder suspect is now in custody. Isaias Cabello, wanted for the Lubbock murder of Henry Anderson, was arrested this morning by U.S. Marshals in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

On December 3, 2015, Anderson was shot while in the area of 2006 Cedar. Despite life-saving efforts by paramedics, Anderson was later pronounced deceased in an ambulance. Lubbock Police Department investigators were able to quickly identify Cabello as the murder suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

While LPD Detectives believed Cabello was on the run and left the state, the search never stopped. Detectives continued to develop leads and follow up on tips, hoping to catch Cabello and bring justice to Anderson’s family.

Information gathered by LPD Detectives and the U.S. Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force Team Foxtrot led Marshals in Colorado to Cabello’s location.

Cabello was taken into custody without incident and will be extradited back to Lubbock at a later date.

Below is a statement from the investigator on the case, Detective Thomas Bonds, LPD Persons Crimes Unit:

“This arrest today was a culmination of two years’ worth of relentless work from various local, state and federal agencies. I was able to work with some of the best law enforcement officers in the world. I would like to personally thank United States Marshal J. Pennington for all of his hard work. His work is second to none and was pivotal in this arrest. I was also like to thank all the members of the North Texas Fugitive Task Force – Team Foxtrot which includes members of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and the Lubbock Police Department, Chief Barry Romans and the Burlington Colorado Police Department, the Colorado Springs Police Department, The Prower’s County Colorado Sheriff’s Office, and numerous officers, detectives, and supervisors with the Lubbock Police Department. I hope this will bring Henry “Joby” Anderson Jr’s family one step closer to closure.”

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