Commuter’s call lands fugitive behind bars

A Winton man wanted in Merced County is back behind bars all thanks to a commuter’s call alerting authorities to a fight in Coarsegold yesterday morning. Edward Arthur Zamora, 46, wanted on three felony narcotic warrants, including special allegation charges, was seen parked along the side of the road off Highway 41 near Oak Black Road arguing with three women just before 7:30 a.m. The group requested no action be taken as “they were only arguing.” Arguments aside, Deputies took the fugitive into custody, and booked him into the Madera County Department of Corrections. He was turned over to Merced County authorities this morning.

- Madera County Sheriff's Department