Clovis Police Detectives have arrested 1 of 2 suspects for a violent home invasion robbery that sent a man to the hospital with major injuries. On November 2 at about 3:00AM, patrol officers responded to an apartment near Villa/Barstow. Officers found the victim, an adult male, with several injuries including a fractured skull, missing teeth, and various other injuries. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was treated and eventually released.
The investigation showed that 2 adult males associated to the victim entered his apartment with a handgun and a crowbar or similar weapon. They beat him up, pistol whipped him, stole personal property, and even kicked his dog during the robbery. On November 8, Detectives arrested the primary suspect, identified as 41-year-old Brian Llanes of Fresno, at a home in Fresno without incident. Llanes has been booked into Fresno County Jail for several felonies including home invasion robbery, assault causing great bodily injury, animal cruelty, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Detectives continue to look for the second suspect and follow up on leads. Thankfully, the victim and his dog are recovering at home. If you have any information regarding this crime, you can remain anonymous by calling Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP, or by submitting a tip on our free mobile “Clovis PD” mobile app.