Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Sept. 22, 2022, at about 8:28 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies received information regarding the location of 20-year-old Luke Anthony Reece. Reece was wanted on numerous felony charges resulting from multiple incidents in the Hoopa and Orleans areas this month, including shooting at an inhabited dwelling on September 16, evading a Sheriff’s deputy on September 9, and a domestic violence investigation.
Reece was taken into custody without incident in the Arcata area. Meanwhile, deputies served a search warrant at Reece’s residence in Orleans. During a search of the residence, deputies located a firearm and ammunition.
Reece was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)(1)), assault with a deadly weapon (PC 245(a)(1)), shooting at an inhabited dwelling (PC 246), child endangerment (PC 273a(b)), evading a peace officer (VC 2800.2), reckless driving (VC 23103(a)), failure to stop at a stop sign (VC 22450(a)), inflicting corporal injury on a spouse (PC 273.5(a)) and vandalism (PC 594(b)(1)).
This case is still under 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.