Teen charged in case of murdered Siler City man

Arnold Jaramillo Lopez

SILER CITY, N.C. (WNCN) – A second Siler City man was charged Wednesday for his role in the homicide of Esau Abraham Brenes, the State Bureau of Investigation said.

Francisco Rivas Galves-Huezo, of Siler City was previously charged for his role in the homicide. He was later found dead in Randolph County.

Brenes of Siler City, who was murdered. (WNCN)
PHOTOS: Siler City man murdered.

Arnold Jaramillo Lopez, 16, of Siler City was indicted by a Chatham County grand jury and served with warrants Wednesday.  He is charged with First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.  Lopez is a known associate of  Galves-Huezo, who is also known as Francisco Antonio Rivas.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that the human remains discovered near Julian on Friday were those of 21-year-old Francisco Antonio Rivas. Rivas was on the run after being charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon under the name of Francisco Rivas Galves-Huezo.

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