Press release from the Arcata Police Department:

On 10/18/2022 at approximately 2252 hours, the Arcata Police Department responded to the 5200 Blk of Carlson Park Dr. in the Valley West neighborhood of Arcata, on the report of a possible homicide. Officers located 33 year old Nicklas Sellars of Eureka, deceased in a tent. It appeared Mr. Sellars had suffered multiple gun shot wounds. 

On 11/16/022, Arcata Police Department Detectives, with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, arrested 30 year old Devon Preston Cathey of Arcata, for the suspected homicide of Mr. Sellars.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call Arcata Police Department Detective V. Johnson at (707)822-2428.