Merced County sheriff's investigators have released a photograph of a man allegedly behind a violent home invasion reported southeast of Merced earlier this month.
The image of the man was taken from a security camera at a Valero gas station.
Detectives say the man is described as a Latino, around 26 years old, 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his left forearm.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Detective Jason Jacklitsch at (209) 385-7472.
Calls are kept confidential, and you can remain anonymous.
-- Victor A. Patton