Attempted murder suspect arraigned in Colusa

Samuel Alejandro Villa, the Colusa man arrested last week on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling or vehicle, and evading a police officer, appeared in court for his arraignment on June 28.

The Colusa County District attorney’s office filed charges against Villa on July 26.

Villa, 35, was arrested in the early morning hours of July 25, after he allegedly fired a semi-automatic handgun during fight in Colusa the day before.

Colusa County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson informed Villa of the charges against him, which included a charge for the attempted murder of the victim, identified in court as Roberto Hernandez.

Thompson told Villa that the attempted murder charge was punishable by a maximum of life in prison.

Attempted murder suspect arraigned in Colusa

Villa is also being charged with felony assault with a firearm, which carries a maximum 4-year sentence, and evading arrest.

Dressed in a jail jumpsuit, Villa answered Thompson’s questions with “yes, sir,” and “no, sir.”

When Thompson inquired whether Villa would be hiring a private attorney, the latter replied that he was in the process of retaining one.

“I spoke with my family and they’re trying to get ahold of them,” Villa said.

Villa is currently being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court again today.

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