An 18-year-old Galt man was arrested early Thursday morning in Butte County on suspicion of stabbing a man at the Express Lane gas station on Pine Street on July 21 and firing a handgun into a dwelling the same day, according to Galt police.
Acting on a tip, investigators arrested Thomas Edward Cruz on property in a heavily wooded area in the Butte County community of Paradise, Lt. Brian Vizzusi said in a news release. He was arrested by Galt Police detectives, California Department of Justice investigators and the Butte County SWAT team, Vizzusi said.
Cruz was booked into Sacramento County Jail on $1 million bail, Vizzusi said.
According to police, Cruz and several other people confronted a man at his home in the 200 block of Emerald Oak Drive on July 21. Cruz allegedly fired several gunshots at the man, but he was not struck, police said.
On the same day, Cruz and four others allegedly attacked an 18-year-old Tracy man who was stabbed in the abdomen at the Pine Street gas station, police said. Officers captured and arrested four people shortly after the stabbing: Anthony Kapewa, 18, of Tracy; a 17-year-old Acampo boy; and two Galt boys, ages 16 and 17, police said.
Kapewa has been charged with attempted murder and assault.
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