Police arrest 2 suspects in Bradenton double-murder, 3rd at large

Trey Nonombre, age 18 (far left) and Jimmie Lee Mcnear, age 18 (far right) have been arrested. Terez Jones, age 33, (middle) is still wanted by Bradenton Police.

BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) — Manatee County detectives have arrested two of the three suspects wanted in the double-murder of a Bradenton couple last week. Bradenton Police say 18-year-old Trey Nonombre and 18-year-old Jimmie Lee McNear, both of Bradenton, were arrested around 2 a.m. Monday after search warrants were conducted. The third identified suspect, 33-year-old Terez Jones of Bradenton, is still wanted at this time.

Esther Deneus and Kantral Brooks, both 29, were found dead inside the home. Photos courtesy Shemeka Waters, sister of Kantral Brooks.
Esther Deneus and Kantral Brooks, both 29, were found dead inside their Bradenton home. Photos courtesy Shemeka Waters, sister of Kantral Brooks.

The three are suspected in the murders of Kantral Brooks and Ester Deneus, both 29-years old, at their home on Southern Parkway last Thursday. The couple’s five children, between the ages of 1 and 11, were home at the time and left unharmed. Police responded to the home after an alarm sounded, where they found a brick smashed through the glass front door. Brooks and Deneus were both dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police announced several more details Monday following the two arrests. Detectives believe Brooks was targeted by the suspects, and unfortunately Deneus was simply just present in the home. Narcotics, including cocaine, were found in the home, however no motive for the crimes has been released. The five children are now in the custody of family members.

Four search warrants were conducted Monday morning at 2011 7th Avenue Drive East, 709 20th Street East, 906 27th Street Court East and 902 28th Street East to locate the suspects. Police say Nonombre fled on foot as the Swat Team approached but was apprehended by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. He was bitten by the K-9 and treated and released from Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Bradenton Police are actively searching for Terez Jones, who is considered armed and dangerous and still believed to be in the area. Nonombre and McNear have each been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted home invasion, and Jones will face the same charges. The three suspects each have extensive arrest records.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Bradenton Police Detective Jeff Beckley at 941-932-9356, Detective James Curulla at 941-320-7441, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS).

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