Authorities arrest Mariposa County man wanted for attempted murder in Modesto


Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41 (Courtesy of Mariposa Sheriff’s Office)

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Authorities arrested a Mariposa County attempted murder suspect Saturday in Modesto, according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeron Daniel Roberts, 41, was arrested around 11:45 a.m. by the Modesto Police Department at a Walmart parking lot on McHenry Avenue, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Roberts was involved in a physical fight in the Greeley Hill area on Friday at 3:45 p.m., according to the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. Roberts shot the victim during the altercation.

Roberts had fled the scene in a 2000 dark blue Jeep Cherokee.

Deputies are not sure where Roberts fled but report he does have family in the Modesto area.

Roberts is currently on active parole with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Roberts was considered armed and dangerous, the Sheriff’s Office said. He suffers from mental illness and has gang affiliations.

The victim was airlifted to an area hospital with their condition unknown, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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