A Granite Bay woman was met with a surprise when she arrived home just after 11 p.m. on April 5. Her suitcases were strewn on the side of the roadway near her driveway.
Upon noticing her trash cans had also been moved, a Placer County Sheriff’s Office news release said, the homeowner looked inside and found her husband’s rifles had been placed there.
It was just moments later that 28-year-old Richard Holesapple walked out of the door to the woman’s Stockhorse Lane home. He tried to hide, the release said, but the homeowner chased after him.
The woman’s daughter was driving home around the same time and saw her mother chasing Holesapple. The two caught him, though he managed to escape, according to the release.
When the woman returned home, deputies said she noticed that her personal firearm was missing. The homeowner found Holesapple’s backpack, which held his ID.
Deputies said Holesapple was arrested after being found in a field a few hours later by a neighbor. The woman’s firearm was retrieved close to her home by a K-9.
Holesapple was taken to South Placer Jail on suspicion of burglary, committing an offense while on bail for a separate case involving identity theft, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and a switchblade knife, according to jail records. His bail is set at $615,000.