Police make arrest in E. Oregon homicide

Police make arrest in E. Oregon homicide

Credit: Harney County Sheriff's Office

Thomas Garcia is charged with one count of murder.

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by KTVB

NWCN.com

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

BURNS , Ore. -- A 49-year-old man from Burns, Ore., has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with a Saturday morning homicide.

According to Harney County District Attorney Tim Colahan, around 1:15 a.m., officers with the Burns Police Department were called to a residence in the 300 block of E. Jefferson Street in Burns.

There they found Eddie Ben Barela, 30, who died as the result of a chest wound.

Police have arrested Thomas Reyes Garcia. He was booked into the Harney County Jail on one count of murder.

Authorities have not said how Barela died, or what led to his death.

The investigation is continuing.

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