RED BLUFF, Calif. – The Tehama County District Attorney identified the man dragged and killed Monday morning, as Johnny Gregory of Red Bluff.
Authorities say the incident took place on Monday, Feb. 8, on Franzel Road in Red Bluff. When police arrived on the scene they found the suspect, 37-year-old Ray Cain Jr., of Cottonwood, on a motorcycle dragging a person behind him.
An officer fired three shots to try and stop Cain from dragging the victim further down the street. That officer is on administrative leave. Police said Cain then crashed on South Main Street near the Interstate 5 ramp.
The suspect, Cain Jr., was arraigned Thursday, Feb. 11. District Attorney, Matt Rogers, told Action News Now there are several theories to the motive, one he mentions, is bad blood over a former love interest.
Rogers said Cain was a convicted felon and has a prior strike for serious violent crimes. Rogers could not say if Gregory was killed prior to being dragged behind the motorcycle or as a result of the dragging.
Cain Jr., is back in court for further arraignment next Wednesday. Cain’s bail was increased to $3 million.
Our office has charged suspect RAY RAY CAIN JR. with 2 Felony counts including Murder with Special Allegations, Fleeing a Pursuing Peace Officers Motor Vehicle with Special Allegations pic.twitter.com/ezC2sal5XO
— Tehama County District Attorney (@TehamaCountyDA) February 11, 2021