UPDATE, 1:55 p.m.: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at approximately 9:03 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and Humboldt Drug Task Force (DTF) served a Ramey Warrant on a residence on Tish Tang Rd, Hoopa. The warrant was for 25 year old Gearold Sotolongo. Sotolongo is suspected of murdering 30 year old Roger Alan Yale in the Hoopa Valley on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The SWAT team safely took Sotolongo into custody. Sotolongo was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for murder. His bail has been set at $1,000,000.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to contact Detective Fulton at (707) 268-3646.


Facebook post from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team located homicide suspect Gearold Sotolongo in Hoopa this morning. …

Posted by Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 9, 2016