Man missing after home invasion is located |

Man missing after home invasion is located

Investigators have located James Becket, an alleged victim of a violent home invasion and attempted marijuana robbery near Alta Sierra Oct. 14, Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans said Thursday.

Investigators on Sunday said Becket was missing from the crime scene, though at the time they did not know the nature of Becket’s involvement in the break-in. Becket was named in a sheriff’s news release announcing the crime.

Becket saw his name in The Union on Tuesday and called the sheriff’s office, Evans said.

At about 4:10 a.m. Oct. 14, five masked people armed with a baseball bat, crowbars and two guns broke into a home where Becket was staying on the 20000 block of Woodbury Drive looking for money and marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.

Seven men and one woman at the home had their hands tied behind their backs with plastic zip-ties during the robbery, Evans said.

“(Becket) was the ninth person at the house,” Evans said. “He heard the commotion and hid under the bed because he thought it was a police raid. As soon as things calmed down, he left.”

Investigators are waiting on the state Department of Justice lab to provide results of DNA and fingerprint testing on evidence collected at the scene, Evans said.

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