One man arrested in alleged violent pot invasion |

One man arrested in alleged violent pot invasion

One man has been arrested and four suspects remain at large after a group of suspects wearing ski masks and armed with crow bars, baseball bats and at least one hand gun invaded a South County home looking for marijuana and cash, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

At 4:10 a.m. Sunday, a neighbor called to report five suspects had entered a home on the 20000 block of Woodbury Drive demanding money and marijuana, said a release from Sheriff Keith Royal.

When deputies arrived at the residence they found eight people bound and in need of medical attention. One individual was able to escape from the home and sought help at a neighbor’s house, the report said.

One 27 year old victim in critical condition was air lifted to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center. Two more were taken by ambulance to Auburn Faith Hospital in Auburn with serious to moderate injuries, according to the report.

One of the occupants of the home, James Becket, age 45 to 50, has not been located.

A rental vehicle was left at the scene, full of newly cut marijuana, believed to be from the homeowner’s garden.

Later this morning, 20-year-old Larken Bauers was arrested on Pekolee Drive with evidence linking him to the home invasion. Bauers is being charged with conspiracy and armed robbery. Four suspects remain at large.

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