Madera pair arrested for attempted murder

Madera pair arrested for attempted murder

Oscar Fernando Reyes-Garcia of Madera was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, June 27, at 2:42 am. According to a Sheriff’s booking report, the 20-year-old field worker was picked up by deputies for gang activity that resulted in the violent assault of an unidentified victim.

This incident followed only three days after he had been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, which resulted in an injury accident. He was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers on Tuesday June 23 at 6:30 in the evening. Bail for the felony charges was set at $25,000.

However, Reyes Garcia was out on Friday night, and by Saturday was back in the Madera County Jail, this time with no bail offered. He was charged with attempted murder and participating in criminal gang activity. As the investigation continued, the Sheriff’s Department turned to the woman Reyes-Garcia was living with, Ponciana Bambi Soito, 35.

Ponciana Soito in 2006 and 2007 booking photos for domestic violence charges.

Ponciana Soito in 2006 and 2007 booking photos for domestic violence charges.

Reyes-Garcia and Soito, also identified as Ponciana Soto, shared an apartment in northeast Madera at the Madera Apartments on East Cleveland Avenue. The older woman had a history of violence herself, having been arrested in 2006 and 2007 on domestic violence charges, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant. In this incident, however, she appears to have been at her man’s side, and was charged with felony promotion or assistance in a felony, and then being an accessory after the fact. She was also charged with attempted murder, with bail set for her at one million dollars.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force continues in their efforts to reduce or eliminate gang violence from the city and county of Madera.

CrimeVoice Staff contributed to this story

Madera pair arrested for attempted murder was last modified: July 14th, 2015 by admin
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