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* James Baxter The Fourth Arrested By Sonoma Sheriff’s In Connection To Home Invasion Robbery

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Deputies have arrested a fourth suspect in connection to a home invasion robbery west of Healdsburg earlier this month, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department.Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT team members served a search warrant at a home in the Meadowbrook Mobile Estates at 18880 Sonoma Highway and arrested James Baxter, 50, without incident Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office.Baxter was the fourth suspect arrested in connection to the incident Oct. 1, in which three men allegedly posed as federal agents and broke into a home in the 4000 block of Dry Creek Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators were told that the suspects were armed and wore badges and Drug Enforcement Agency hats when they invaded the home, restrained a man, and stole marijuana plants, two firearms and a wallet, according to the sheriff’s office.Deputies had arrested Sonoma residents James Cooper, 37, Brian Montgomery, 50, and Sacramento resident Paul Huych, 37 about 15 minutes after the invasion was reported, for robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy.Evidence gathered during a subsequent investigation led detectives to obtain a warrant for Baxter, who was arrested Tuesday for robbery and conspiracy, and booked at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility.

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