Suspects arrested in July armed robbery in Arbuckle

Suspects arrested in July armed robbery in Arbuckle

ARBUCKLE — Two men have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery and pursuit that ended with the suspects evading police in an almond orchard back in July of 2019.

Just after 4:30 PM on Friday, July 5, two men walked into the Umpqua Bank on the 500 block of Amanda Street armed with handguns and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a stolen Toyota pickup.

A Colusa County Deputy spotted the pickup and pursued the suspects into Yolo County. At one point, one of the suspects fled on foot while the other continued southbound through almond orchards, ultimately abandoning the pickup south of County Road 2 and west of County Road 88 in Dunnigan.

Multiple agencies responded to establish a perimeter and search the area, but the suspects had already fled and no arrests were made.

Several months later, and based on multiple leads, investigators were able to identify Michael Gene Jones Jr. (49) and John Williams III (40), both of Woodland, as the primary suspects.

Arrest warrants were soon issued for both and carried charges of robbery, vehicle theft, evading an officer, and special allegations of grand theft and personal use of a firearm, among other charges.

Jones was arrested on October 6 and booked at the Yolo County Jail, though later moved to the Colusa County Jail where he is housed on $230,000 bond.

Williams was arrested October 7 in San Mateo County and booked into the county jail.

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