Three Texas men were arrested Monday after they allegedly stole money and marijuana during a home invasion robbery in Nevada County.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 14000 block of Grizzly Trail, east of Grass Valley, about 6:40 a.m. after a resident reported the robbery. Three men entered the residence, bound the victim’s hands and stole several thousand dollars in cash and several pounds of marijuana, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. At least one of the men was believed to have been armed with a handgun.
The suspects’ vehicle ran out of gas before the robbery and was found stuck in the mud a short distance from the house, the news release said.
A large search effort was launched, and by 11:45 a.m., deputies had located all three suspects in the Greenhorn Road area. They were identified as Michael Diaz, 40, Shawn Turnage, 24, and Steve Ray Rhodes, 28.
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All three were booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada City on suspicion of home invasion robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery, burglary, false imprisonment and felony conspiracy.