Crime

Two suspected gang members arrested in Merced County, deputies say

Fabian Lizarraga Guzman, 31, of Delhi
Fabian Lizarraga Guzman, 31, of Delhi

Two men were arrested in Delhi this week in connection with an alleged gang-related assault, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Detectives and agents with the Merced Area Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team served two search warrants about 6 a.m. Tuesday in Delhi related to a gang-related assault from July 25, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrested 23-year-old Joshua Rietz and 31-year-old Fabian Lizarraga Guzman, who were both described as gang members, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Both were wanted in relation to the assault.

A shotgun and ammunition were also confiscated during the searches, according to deputies.

Both men are in custody at the Merced County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other charges including gang enhancements, deputies said.

Rietz is held on $160,000 bail, and Lizarraga Guzman on $310,000, according to jail records.

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