Thomas Reyes Garcia, 49, was arrested early Saturday morning, Oct. 27, on a charge of murder in connection with the death of 30-year-old Eddie Ben Barela.
According to Harney County District Attorney Tim Colahan, Barela died early Saturday morning from a wound to the chest suffered in an incident that occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. in the 300 block of East Jefferson Street in Burns. Garcia is being held at the Harney County Jail pending arraignment.
The Burns Police Department responded initially to the incident and has been assisted in the investigation by the Harney County Major Crime Team, consisting of the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and Hines Police Department.
The investigation is continuing, and no additional information has been released.