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Sheriff Serves Search Warrant At Location Of Homicide

OAKHURST — Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigation into the death of an Oakhurst man last night.

Today, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant in the 52000 block of Road 423 at the location of a homicide which occurred on Monday night.

An illegal outdoor marijuana operation was located on the property. Two separate grow locations were discovered and eradicated and 482 plants were seized. The seized marijuana had an estimated street value of $578,400.

At this time, it is believed that the suspects in the case, described as three Hispanic male adults, are responsible for cultivating the illegal marijuana on the victim’s property. The three suspects, who remain at large, left the scene in a blue or green minivan of unknown make or model.

Timothy Fadgen, 49, was killed when he reportedly got into a confrontation with individuals who were growing pot on his property.

Multiple shots were fired, and Fadgen was mortally wounded. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770 or Valley Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP (7867).

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