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Tuesday Aug 9 | via The Oregonian
Edwin Lara, a security guard at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Ore., is led into court in Yreka, Calif., Friday, July 29, 2016, for his arraignment. Lara's wife, Isabel Ponce-Lara, on Monday went to police in their hometown of Redmond, Ore., to report that Lara had told her he hit Kaylee Sawyer with his patrol vehicle, killing her, then panicked and hid her body, according to documents filed in court. Comment?
Friday Jul 29 | via KOBI NBC5
Yreka, Ca., - The man accused of a string of crimes in both Oregon and California this week, makes his first court appearance. Police in Bend say the 31-year old Redmond resident killed 23-year old Kaylee Sawyer over the weekend, and then kidnapped a young woman in Salem on Monday. Comment?
Friday Jul 29 | via My Mother Lode
A man charged with murder in the death of an Oregon woman has pleaded not guilty to separate charges related to a shooting and carjacking in California. KTVL reports that 31-year-old Edwin Lara entered the not guilty pleas Friday to attempted murder, kidnapping and other charges. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 27 | via Daily Mail
Security guard accused of murdering bachelorette partygoer who had an argument with her boyfriend 'confessed to his police officer wife that he killed her' then 'went on a crime spree' Lara's police officer wife Isabel Ponce-Lara, told cops her husband confessed that hit Sawyer, 23, with his patrol vehicle, killing her Lara then allegedly went on a crime spree in Yreka, California, where he 'shot a man in a motel and kidnapped people' He was finally arrested after a high speed chase along with Aundrea Elizabeth Maes, 19, who was also in the vehicle At first she was believed to be a suspect but after questioning it was revealed she was one of his victims and was released without charge Sawyer's boyfriend Cameron Riemhofer told investigators they had an argument before she disappeared and she texted her 'Good bye' She was last seen around on Sunday near her apartment, located near Central ... (more) Comment?
Jul 27, 2016 | via Los Angeles Times
A woman who was arrested with a man in connection with the kidnapping of a Northern California family was released Wednesday after police discovered she also was a victim and had been abducted at gunpoint. Aundrea Elizabeth Maes, 19, had been arrested with Edwin Enoc Lara, 31, Tuesday night following a pursuit with speeds reaching 100 mph in Corning, Calif., authorities said. Comment?
Jul 27, 2016 | via People
Police have detained a 31-year-old Oregon man who authorities allege killed a woman on Sunday in his home state then kidnapped a second woman before heading south to California, where he went on to shoot a man moments before hijacking a car with three people inside, PEOPLE confirms. According to a statement issued by the Yreka, California, police department, Edwin Enoc Lara was apprehended Tuesday morning and is being held at the Tehama County Jail on an unspecified bail amount. Comment?
Jul 26, 2016 | via Mercury-Register
Corning >> An Oregon man and woman were arrested Tuesday morning after a chase on Interstate 5 south, and are accused of attempted murder, carjacking and kidnapping. The man is also a person of interest in the disappearance of an Oregon woman. Comment?
Jul 26, 2016 | via Tri-cityherald.com
Police in California pursued a man and a woman from Oregon on Interstate 5 at speeds of more than 100 mph Tuesday and arrested them for allegedly kidnapping a woman and her two sons and shooting and critically wounding a man in a separate incident. The arrested man was being sought by police in Oregon in a homicide there. Comment?
Jul 26, 2016 | via Red Bluff Daily News
Red Bluff >> At just before 7 a.m. Tuesday an Oregon man and woman were arrested in Corning on Interstate 5 and Sour Grass Road after evading the California Highway Patrol unit and initiating a pursuit. The two are believed to be involved in an attempted murder and car jacking case from earlier Tuesday in Yreka. Comment?
Jul 26, 2016 | via KRCR
According to the Yreka Police Department, they received a phone call at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday advising them of a shooting victim at the Super 8 Motel, located at 136 Montague Road in Yreka. Police responded to the area and found the elderly male victim who had been shot in the stomach. Comment?
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