Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A man wanted on a warrant for a 1990 murder in Los Angeles was arrested Thursday by the California Highway Patrol during a traffic stop in Monterey County.

Agustin Alejo, 42, of Castroville, was taken into custody about 1:35 a.m. near Main Street and Harden Parkway in Salinas, said CHP spokesman Oscar Loza of the Monterey Area office.

Alejo was being held without bail at the Monterey County jail facility pending his extradition to Los Angeles County, Loza said.

Alejo was originally arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, but officers soon learned that he was wanted on a murder warrant out of Los Angeles, Loza said.

“While at the jail facility, it was discovered that Alejo had several (aliases), including one by the name of Byron Contreras,” Loza said. “It was discovered that he was wanted for murder by the Los Angeles Police Department for a murder that occurred in 1990.”

Details of the 1990 crime were not immediately available.

Wire reports

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