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Jesus Manuel Salgado biography: 10 things about Merced, California man

Jesus Manuel Salgado is a Hispanic man from California, United States. He is a resident of Merced, Merced County, California.

Aside from Merced, Salgado has lived in other parts of California including Cowcilla, Atwater, Planada, Corcoran, Soledad, Tracy and El Nido. Here are 10 more things about him:

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  1. He is 7 years older than his brother Alberto Salgado.
  2. In 2003, he started working for a man who owned a trucking company in California.
  3. In December 2005, the trucking company owner he worked for in California fired him. After this, he showed up at his former employer’s home with a ski mask at night, held a gun to the back of the man’s head, duct-taped the hands of the man, the man’s wife, their daughter, then 16, and the daughter’s friend and stole money and jewelry. The next morning, he was arrested.
  4. In 2007, he pleaded no contest to first-degree robbery, attempted false imprisonment and dissuading a witness. He was also sentenced for possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
  5. In 2015, he was released on parole.
  6. In 2018, he competed parole.
  7. In 2021, he started having a feud with Sikh couple Jasdeep Singh, then 35, and Jasleen Kaur, then 26, who were also residents of Merced. He is a former employee of Unison Trucking Inc., a trucking business owned by the couple. In February 2022, the couple’s daughter Aroohi Dheri was born.
  8. At around 9:00 a.m. on October 3, 2022, he was captured on surveillance video kidnapping, Singh, Kaur, Dheri and Singh’s brother Amandeep Singh, 36, at gunpoint from the family’s trucking business trailer in Merced. He led Amandeep and Jasdeep, both zip-tied, from the trailer into the back of Amandeep’s black 2020 Dodge Ram truck, drove off, returned after 6 minutes, led Jasleen and Dheri from the trailer into the truck and drove off again. Hours later, the truck was found on fire in a nearby town. His brother Alberto is accused of being his accomplice.
  9. On October 4, 2022, Merced County Sheriff’s Office deputies took him into custody as a person of interest. Earlier that day, he tried to take his own life. He was transported in an ambulance to the hospital where he received medical care and critical attention. On October 5, 2022, a farm worker discovered Amandeep, Jasdeep, Jasleen and Dheri’s remains in an almond orchard in a remote area near Dos Palos, Merced County.
  10. He was 48 years old when he was arrested on October 6, 2022. He was charged with four counts of murder and four counts of kidnapping and booked at the Merced County Jail in Merced. On the same day, Alberto was arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy, accessory and destroying evidence.
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