A suspected shooter in a drug deal that went bad has been arrested by Manteca Police Detective David Bright.
It was on April 16 when Manteca officers responded to Doctors Hospital regarding a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. They found Jonathon Shafer in the emergency room being treated for his injuries, Manteca Police spokesman Sgt. Jody Estarziau.
Two days later detectives took over the investigation and Detective Bright identified Aaron Mills, 23, as the suspect in the shooting that took place in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 1100 block of North Main Street in Manteca. Officers reportedly learned that Mills had subsequently fled to the Bay Area to avoid prosecution. A warrant was issued for Mills’ arrest.
It was six weeks later detectives learned the suspect had returned to Manteca. They arrested him in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on a charge of attempted murder.
Mills is being held without bail on two felonies. He is scheduled to appear today in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Court at 1:25 p.m.
Suspect in Manteca
bank robbery arrested
A suspect in an early April bank robbery at the Financial Credit Union at 200 East Yosemite Avenue has been arrested.
Police discovered the suspect who allegedly took $3,600 in cash from was already in custody for a Tracy bank robbery, according to Manteca police spokesman Sgt. Jody Estarziau.
Joseph Hayes, 25, had allegedly passed a demand note to a bank teller on April 5 and fled the bank on foot. Detective Stephen Schluer was able to identify Hayes as the person responsible for the robbery
Hayes was charged with robbery and first degree burglary for the incident. He is being held without bail and no court dates have been set, according to the Sheriff’s website.