Garcia arrested on a murder charge

Posted on October 31st in News

Thomas Garcia

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.



3 Responses to “Garcia arrested on a murder charge”

  1. Amanda McRoberts Says:

    It’s haunting that this happened in such close proximity to a park where so many small children play.

  2. ?? Says:

    NOT REALLY UNLESS KIDS ARE PLAYING AT ONE IN THE MORNING THEN THAT WOULD BE A DIFFRENT STORY SO YEAH NO NEED TO BE JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS. IT’S NOT HAUNTING PERIOD. THIS STUFF HAPPENS EVERYWHERE NO NEED TO BE SOO SUPRISED LIKE BURNS IS A PERFECT LITTLE WHITE COMMUNITY. GET REAL.

  3. Jennifer Says:

    Are you serious! ?? Says? Wow that was a powerful comment that speaks highly towards your intelligence. First off I don’t care what time a day this happened it is still very scary that it happened near a park where children play let a lone that it happened at all. Yes it happens everywhere but that does not in anyway make it acceptable even in the small community of Burns. No Burns is not that perfect little “white” community as you refer to but we do have pride in our community and the people that live in it, so for someone to take someone else’s life is not okay and for you to behave like it is no big deal is just wrong. You really should rethink your values before you start yelling at people for there opinions and basically stating that murder is okay because it happens every where. I am sorry for both families involved and the community for this devastating event that has happened. ??Says you need to learn some manners and really think before you speak and or type! And one more thing you are a coward you could not even put your name out there while you are showing off your stupidity…


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