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Two guns used in Mount Shasta home invasion not recovered

Skye Kinkade

One suspect is still at large and authorities are searching for two guns used in a Feb. 6 home invasion in Mount Shasta.

If a firearm is spotted, Mount Shasta Police Department officer Robert Gibson asks that no one touch it and they immediately notify the MSPD by calling 926-7540.

New charges were filed against Juan Angel Vidano, 20 of Mount Shasta, and Sundance Angel Gonzalez, 18 of Weed, who were arrested at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. Charges of kidnapping and threats with the intent to terrorize were added to the charges of armed robbery, burglary and conspiracy, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department. Gonzalez, who authorities believe shot himself through the leg during the commission of the crime, was also charged with assault with a firearm.

Both men are being held at the Siskiyou County Jail on $100,000 bail, said Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Jayme Lynch.

Vidano, Gonzalez and a third man are suspected of breaking into a Pine Street home at about 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, restraining a man and a woman and taking three cellphones, a laptop, about $120 cash and a purse. One of the victims was also struck with the butt of a gun, said Gibson.

The men were arrested after an hours long standoff at 601 Chestnut Street, from about 2:40 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 7. The 600 block was closed while MSPD officers and sheriff's deputies engaged in a standoff with the suspects, said Gibson. A cell phone was used to track the suspects after the victims recognized one of the assailants, Gibson added.