Authorities arrested a Healdsburg man accused of shooting in his bedroom and sending a bullet into a neighbor’s house where a baby was sleeping.
Robert Marroquin, 61, was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 200 block of Bailhache Avenue, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
He is suspected of elder abuse, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The elder abuse allegation stems from gunshots endangering a woman who lives at home, sheriff’s office spokesman Juan Valencia said.
An investigation began around 5:50 a.m. on January 5 when sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at a Bailhache home.
They discovered that a bullet had entered a room where a 6-month-old boy was sleeping in a crib. He was uninjured and the ball was recovered.
Investigators found a bullet hole in the fence separating the property from the suspect’s home.
There have been about six reports of gunshots in the area over the past month and investigators have determined the gunshots originated from the suspect’s home, authorities said.
They searched his room on Tuesday and found “numerous bullet holes,” spent bullet casings, ammunition, a .22 caliber rifle, a glass pipe and suspected methamphetamine, according to the sheriff’s office.
Authorities said Marroquin resisted arrest before being taken into custody. He was held in the Sonoma County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.
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