From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Bronson Moon Lewis Jr., age 18, surrendered peacefully into the custody of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility today, August 26, 2020.


Lewis Jr. was booked into the correctional facility this afternoon on charges of murder (PC 187). His bail is set at $750,000. Lewis Jr.’s surrender was facilitated through the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division and Lewis Jr.’s private attorney.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Julius Barthel Tripp.

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank the citizens of Hoopa, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council and Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department for their dedication to justice and community safety, and their cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office to carry out a successful investigation and apprehension. We are grateful for these community partnerships that have led to the successful conclusion of this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.