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Eight arrested in county-wide robbery probe

POSTED December 15, 2017 4:17 p.m.

A multi-agency operation among law enforcement in Stanislaus County led to the arrests of several individuals in connection to a series of robberies and a homicide suspect from another case.

A total of 10 search warrants were served throughout Stanislaus County Wednesday in connection to the June 12 shooting death of Terelle Swearengin in Modesto and a recent string of violent robberies throughout the county.

With the assistance of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshall Service, the warrants produced a total of eight arrests, the discovery of a large marijuana grow, THC extraction lab, and the seizure of several guns.

At three homes in the 1400 block of Pecos Avenue in Modesto a 17-year-old male was arrested for accessory to murder and on a Ceres Police Department robbery warrant. A handgun, large marijuana grow and THC extraction lab were located in one of the homes, said Modesto Police spokesperson Heather Graves.

Marcus Franco, 28, was arrested by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department in the 100 block of E. Orangeburg Avenue in Modesto for a robbery warrant and a violation of parole.

Dmarae White, 19, was found in a home in the 900 block of Hackett Road and was taken into custody for accessory to murder. Christina Coleman, 32, was cited and released for child endangerment.

In the 500 block of Toro Road in Modesto, Ricardo Aguiano, 19, was arrested for two counts of robbery with enhancements, attempted kidnapping and kidnapping. A rifle was found inside the home and Emilio Flores, 38, was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition.

During the service of two search warrants at adjacent residences in the 1700 block of E. Springer Drive in Turlock, two guns were found in one of the homes. Alexander Torres, 33, and Desa Douangmala, 33, were arrested for possession of an assault pistol and three counts each of child endangerment.

Marcus White, who is a suspect in the murder and has been tied to multiple Modesto robberies, was arrested last week in the Bay Area for a home invasion robbery that occurred in Elk Grove. He will be booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on multiple warrants for robbery and murder at a later date.


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