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      Marijuana motive for Weslaco home invasion, chase

      Four men faced a judge after being accused for participating in a home invasion where they allegedly tried to steal more than 500 pounds of marijuana.

      Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested the four suspects in chase where they bailed out of the car at an orchard just east of Edinburg.

      Investigators identified the four suspects as:

      Jose Garcia, 47 Ramon Garza, 35 Jorge Antonio Ramirez, 21 Rolando Saldaa, 28

      Court records show that deputies were called out to Timothy Drive in rural community of Olivarez just north of Weslaco late Saturday afternoon.

      Two women at the house reported that armed men stormed their home and threatened them at gunpoint.

      Deputies were able to track down their Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Avalanche.

      The suspect ditched the Chevrolet Tahoe but fled in Chevrolet Avalanche until they bailed out near FM 1925 and Sharp Road.

      One the suspects told deputies that they targeted the home to steal 500 to 800 pounds of marijuana that they believed was there.

      All four men were charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

      The four suspects appeared before Hidalgo County Pct 1-1 Justice of the Peace Gilberto Saenz on Monday morning where they were each issued more than $500,000 in bonds.