Tehama County authorities arrest home invasion suspect

Apr 15, 2015 5:13 PM by News Staff

A Tehama County man wanted for his involvement in a violent home invasion robbery was arrested Tuesday after leading deputies on a chase through Corning.

Alfredo Garcia, of Corning was arrested on 10 felony warrants, all related to his alleged role in a November 27, 2014 home invasion robbery in Cottonwood. Garcia and another suspect reportedly forced their way into a home on Blue Oak Road, stole marijuana and assaulted the victims.

Garcia was arrested after agents with the Tehama County Drug Task Force saw him get into a car as they were conducting a surveillance operation.

Authorities asked Corning police officers to make a traffic stop on the vehicle. Garcia failed to stop, and fled southbound on Peach Street.

Garcia eventually stopped and got out of the car on the 4100 block of Columbia Avenue, but continued to resist arrest. He was eventually restrained by officers and taken into custody.

Authorities say Garcia had a loaded pistol in his pocket, and a loaded assault rifle in the vehicle. He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Garcia has been booked into the Tehama County Jail on the warrants, which include torture, robbery, false imprisonment, and negligent discharge of a firearm. He is being held on $2.6 million bail, and the sheriff's office plans on filing additional gun charges for the pistol and assault rifle.


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