Proceedings Begin Monday for Felon, Cohort Accused of Plotting Shooting Spree

Pretrial hearings are slated to begin Monday for a convicted felon and his cohort accused of plotting to carry out a shooting spree at Norco College.

Jacob Ryan McBain, 31, of Norco, and Tarence Michael Thomas, 30, of Oregon City, Oregon, were arrested in 2018 following an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside Community College District Police Department.

McBain is charged with attempted murder, solicitation of murder, conspiracy, possession of an assault weapon and three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.