Witness to street violence compelled to testify

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A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for Dec. 2 for two Colusa men accused of street violence in an effort by Colusa County Superior Court to compel a witness to testify.
The witness who was subpoenaed to testify in the preliminary hearing for Nickolas Roberto Rojas, 25, and Andrew Garcia, 22, failed to appear in court as ordered on Nov. 18, according to the Colusa County District Attorney’s office.

Rojas and Garcia were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and street terrorism in connection with what the Colusa Police Department reported was a vicious attack on a Colusa man on Oct. 9, who was lured to an area off Bridge Street under the guise of making money.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Brendan Farrell said transportation might have been the reason his witness failed to make the court date.

Judge Jeffrey A. Thompson issued a warrant for the witness’ arrest, but will hold it until the next scheduled court hearing, giving the witness the opportunity to comply with his court order.

Garcia and Rojas also have other criminal cases pending.
Those hearing were also rescheduled to Dec. 2. ■