The family of a 2011 Oakdale High School graduate killed nearly three years ago is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of an individual on outstanding weapons warrants who has also been designated by authorities as a “person of interest” in the December 2013 killing.
On Dec. 29, 2013, around 1:30 a.m., Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 500 block of E Street in Waterford for reports of gunshots. When deputies arrived, they found multiple subjects running from the area. Deputies later found Blake Barry of Oakdale lying in the street. Witnesses at the time stated Barry had been struck by a vehicle that had fled the area prior to the sheriff’s department arrival.
Barry was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.
The incident was investigated by sheriff’s detectives who, in 2014, identified Tony Aurelio Macias, 23, of Modesto as a “person of interest” in the investigation which has now been classified as a homicide.
According to local private investigator, Timothy Helton, who has been hired by Barry's mother and the Bovee family to follow up on leads and attempt to locate Macias, Macias has arrest warrants out of the Modesto and Ceres police departments on separate weapons charges with a Crime Stopper reward for those offenses.
Helton said the Bovee family is offering an additional $2,500 reward just for Macias’ arrest on the warrants so that investigators can question him regarding the incident from 2013.
Anyone with information about Macias or his location should contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-INFO (4636) or use the TIPS PAGE at http://www.stancrimetips.org.
Those wishing to contact Timothy Helton can call 209-678-4626 or email Heltoninvestigations@gmail.com.