Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published January 29 2014
Man charged in Williston homicide
Williston police believe Tovias Cerna Carrillo, 48, shot and killed Juan L. Palacios, 51, on Jan. 18 or 19 in Williston, court records say. Palacios had been reported as a missing person and his last known location was a Williston trailer court.
A body believed to be Palacios was found by authorities 13 miles east of Williston on N.D. Highway 1804, Williston police said in a news release.
Carrillo was charged Wednesday in Northwest Judicial District Court with murder, a Class AA felony.
Williams County prosecutors also charged Carrillo this week with two counts of terrorizing, both Class C felonies. Court records allege that Carrillo threatened to kill Pablo Ramon Figueroa on or about Dec. 9 in Williston and threatened to kill Oscar Nunez between Jan. 24 and 25 in Williston.
Carrillo is being held in the Williams County Jail on $1 million bond.
Williston Police Detective David Peterson declined to comment further on the case.
An attorney has not been listed for Carrillo.