Reward offered for information about suspect in beating, robbery in Lakehead


LAKEHEAD, Calif. - Secret Witness of Shasta County is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Adrian Miles Bolayog, 31, who deputies say was involved in an incident Saturday morning where an elderly man was robbed and attacked in Lakehead. 

Officials said Bolayog has a Ramey Warrant for his arrest, with a $500,000 bail, for torture, robbery, burglary, and other charges for his involvement in this crime. 

Bolayog is described as a Hispanic man, 31-years-old, 5-foot-9-inches, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving his black 2014 Subaru Forester 4-door wagon with a Nevada license plate number of 149YJH. 

To give your tip anonymously to Secret Witness, call 530-243-2319 or click here. 

According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, Gary Bennett, 57, of Corning, and Lorito Bolayog, 38, of Cottonwood, were both arrested after allegedly robbing and attacking an elderly victim, stealing his car, leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, and trying to evade arrest. 

Officials said the incident began when deputies were called shortly before 8:00 a.m. to the area of Night Hawk Lane in Lakehead for a reported robbery. While deputies were responding they were told that the three suspects had stolen the elderly victim's vehicle after assaulting him. 

Officials said the victim was bound with zip ties and duct tape while the three suspects ransacked his home for approximately 6 hours. The victim suffered lacerations, cutes and abrasions after being assaulted by the three suspects. 

Deputies started to pursue the stolen red 2003 Ford Ranger with a red camper shell southbound on Interstate 5 near Bridge Bay. The suspects refused to pull over the truck and a pursuit was initiated. While chasing the trio, SHASCOM updated deputies that the victim was severely beaten and his firearms were stolen. The suspects were reported as using knives and firearms during the robbery. 

Bennett drove the stolen car into the City of Anderson where he tried to evade deputies before returning onto I-5. Deputies continued to pursue the Ford Ranger until it exited onto Main St. in Cottonwood. Deputies continued pursuing the Ford Ranger southbound on Main St. until it turned onto Lake California Dr. in Tehama County.

Officials said that the occupants of the Ford Ranger began throwing items from the vehicle that deputies believed were firearms.

The Ford Ranger continued traveling toward Lake California which is a gated community. Based upon the totality of the circumstances, deputies believed the suspects would be a severe public safety risk if the vehicle was allowed to go into the gated community. A deputy from the City of Shasta Lake was able to utilize a legal intervention technique which resulted in the Ford Ranger exiting the roadway.

As the Ford Ranger was exiting the roadway it collided with another motorist, who was uninjured. 

Bennett and Lorito got out of the vehicle and tried to run from deputies but were stopped by police. Deputies later recovered a loaded handgun that was thrown from the window of the Ford Ranger along with stolen property belonging to the victim.

A third suspect, later identified as Adrian Bolayog, was not in the Ford Ranger and is still outstanding. 

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off