MERCED (CBS13) — A Sacramento man currently serving a sentence in the county Main Jail was identified as a suspect accused of a violent home invasion robbery in Merced back in September, police announced Friday.
Alexis Vega-Higareda, 26, will be transferred to the Merced County Jail once he completes his sentence in Sacramento, which is for an unrelated crime.READ MORE: Bridge Demolition Will Close Interstate 80 in Solano County Overnight
According to the Merced Police Department, officers responded on September 11 to a home on Kingsland Avenue for reports of a woman screaming. A woman was located in the backyard tied up and badly beaten annd officers determined multiple items were stolen from her home.READ MORE: Stockton Man Sentenced For More Than 11 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking
For the Merced crime, Vega-Higareda faces new charges of home invasion, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.MORE NEWS: Partnership Engages Foster Youth In Yolo County, Setting Them Up To Succeed
Merced police said they are working to identify one other suspect involved in the crime.