Gridley man arrested for attempted murder


A Gridley man is in custody after shots were fired in the area of Balsdon Street in Grimes police said. 

Just after 10:25 AM on Monday, Jan. 25, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots being fired and began a search for the suspect. 

“The reporting party advised the suspect had fired a shot at the victim and then fled the scene in dark-colored Honda sedan,” said Detective Sergeant Jose Ruiz in a press release. 

Colusa County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Colusa County Task Force responded to the scene.  

“While en-route, the Task Force observed a vehicle matching the description traveling towards the City of Colusa,” Sgt. Ruiz Said. “[They] followed the vehicle and attempted to make an investigative stop. The vehicle stopped, and one of the occupants quickly threw the suspected weapon used out the window of the vehicle.”

The vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed at which point the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office was unable to locate the car or its occupants. 

According to Sgt. Ruiz, deputies at the scene recovered a cell phone and searched the device contents with a warrant and the suspect was identified. 

Rodolfo Martinez Madrigal, age 28, from Gridley CA, was arrested and booked into the Colusa County Jail on charges of attempted murder, a felon in possession of ammunition by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, and the possession of a firearm by a person with a prior conviction of a violent offense.

Sgt. Ruiz said the case is still under investigation and anyone with information regarding the above incident, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 458-0200. ■

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