Merced County sheriff's deputies released the names Thursday of four men arrested this week on suspicion of stabbing a Gustine man to death.
Ruben Silva, 22, David Silva, 23, Mark Oseguera, 24, and Richard Naudin, 30, were arrested in Southern California, said Deputy Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman.
A fifth suspect in the case has been released for lack of evidence, MacKenzie said.
The men are held on a variety of charges, including suspicion of murder, accessory to murder and participation in a criminal street gang. They will be extradited to Merced County next week for arraignment.
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The department isn't releasing more information about the men, such as where they live or suspected gang affiliation, because the investigation is continuing, MacKenzie said.
Investigators believe the suspects stabbed 33-year-old Bill James at the Gustine Club, 431 Fifth St. The stabbing was reported about 11:30 p.m. Friday, and the victim was found in the street outside the bar.
Investigators believe eight to 10 men walked into the bar. A fight started after the suspects approached the victim. During the fight, MacKenzie said, one of the suspects sprayed bar patrons with a can of Mace or pepper spray.
Once the bar was empty, James was stabbed several times. The fight spilled onto the street, where James was stabbed again and collapsed, MacKenzie said.
The suspects are believed to be members of an outlaw biker gang, but detectives have no indication the victim was affiliated with a gang.