Man arrested on attempted burglary charges
The man at the center of a bizarre case of vigilante justice has been arrested on attempted burglary charges.
Jeffery McMahon, 20, of Artois, who was reportedly imprisoned, beaten and tortured in 2010, was booked into the Glenn County Jail around 9:50 a.m. Thursday.
McMahon was taken into custody by Willows Police Detective Troy McIntyre at the Cedar Hills Apartments in the 600 block of North Humboldt Street.
He was booked on one felony county and released on $30,000 bail.
Police Chief Bill Spears said the attempted burglary is under investigation.
McMahon was just a teenager when he was reportedly lured to a home in northeast Willows, restrained and beaten, according to Glenn County sheriff's officials, who called the incident "an unfortunate case of street justice."
Raina Andrea Arnold, 39, Manual DeJesus Molina, 41, and Salvador Medina Jr., 20, all of Willows, are scheduled to stand trial in May on multiple felony charges related to the attack.
The trial was postponed last month due to a change in attorneys.
Sheriff officials said the beating may have been in retaliation for a burglary, Molina and Arnold believed McMahon committed.
Molina, in an earlier published report, stated he and Arnold believe McMahon stole items of extreme sentimental value.
The stolen property reportedly belonged to Arnold's daughter Kayla, the Willows High School student who died from complications caused by brain swelling in a San Francisco hospital on April 16, 2008.