Southern Humboldt Man Allegedly Assaulted, Todd Holt and Seth Sandy Arrested

Humboldt Co. Sheriff Press Release (see also LoCo’s coverage):

On 08-17-2011, approximately 10:00 p.m. , the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a 50-year-old Garberville man who said he had been assaulted. Deputies met with
the victim at Redwood Rural Health, Redway, who had visible injuries to his face and head. The victim declined medical attention.

The victim told the deputies he had been assaulted by two males, later identified as Todd Holt and Seth Sandy, who showed up at his residence in Whitethorn about 8:30 p.m. Holt
told the victim he was upset over the victim dating his girlfriend. The victim told the deputies Todd Holt pushed him outside his home, and then struck him in the head and body with a large metal flashlight, knocking him to the ground. Holt then pointed a loaded 9 mm semi-auto handgun at the victim’s head, loaded a round into the chamber and pulled the trigger. The gun failed to fire, so Holt tried a second time. For unknown reasons the weapon failed to fire. Holt told the victim he would kill him and his family if he reported the crime. Holt and the Sandy then stole several items from the victim’s pickup truck and fled the scene. The victim provided the deputies with Holt’s vehicle description.

Deputies located Holt and Sandy in the Shop Smart Parking Lot, Redway at approximately 11:00 p.m. in Holt’s pickup truck. The deputies arrested Holt and Sandy. Deputies located a loaded 9 mm semi- auto handgun and large metal flashlight during the arrest.

Deputies arrested Todd Howard Holt, 49 years old of Redway, for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, possession of stolen property and terrorist threats. He
was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility; his bail was set at $500,000.00.

Deputies also arrested Seth Colton Sandy, 23 years old of Garberville, for aiding and abetting in a crime, robbery, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession
of stolen property and possession of tear gas. He was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility; his bail was set at $100,000.00.

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21 comments

  • …and I was just saying how my home town of whitethorn seems like it’s calmed down!!

  • Is this getting ridiculous, out of control, beyond belief? This was an attempted murder from the sound of it if the story is correct. Only luck and the gun not functioning saved a life. It is time in this county and all of N. Cal for a general round-up of parolees and if they have a gun send them back for life. Use a gun in crime should see a harsh 50 year sentence. It is time for murderous people to fear something other then a lax legal system.

  • Is this getting ridiculous, out of control, beyond belief? This was an attempted murder from the sound of it if the story is correct. Only luck and the gun not functioning saved a life. It is time in this county and all of N. Cal for a general round-up of parolees and if they have a gun send them back for life. Use a gun in crime should see a harsh 50 year sentence. It is time for murderous people to fear something other then a lax legal system.

  • I know the man who got hurt,,,this account is only kinda correct,,,Kym, call me

  • I know the man who got hurt,,,this account is only kinda correct,,,Kym, call me

  • Who knows details

  • Who knows details

  • Wow who Knows details???

  • Wow who Knows details???

  • Apparently Todd Holt is out of Jail, and back in Redway. Do you have any updates on this story?

  • Apparently Todd Holt is out of Jail, and back in Redway. Do you have any updates on this story?

  • Is he the person who was stealing cars from Micleete auto body on Empire street in Redway?

  • Is he the person who was stealing cars from Micleete auto body on Empire street in Redway?

  • I think I saw Seth but not Todd,,,,,,,,I will check today for sure,,,Seth was a 2nd in all of this as the story goes,,,I will do some home work today

  • I think I saw Seth but not Todd,,,,,,,,I will check today for sure,,,Seth was a 2nd in all of this as the story goes,,,I will do some home work today

  • yup Todd bailed out

  • yup Todd bailed out

  • all i have been able to learn is that after a short trial here in humboldt, charges were dropped on Seth concerning this matter, and this crime happened technically in mendo ?!?! OMG so hum could not continue and the trial was stoped….bail was made and now he is out,,,,,,,,mendo has yet to pick up any charges on this,,,,,crap right ?!?! wow

  • all i have been able to learn is that after a short trial here in humboldt, charges were dropped on Seth concerning this matter, and this crime happened technically in mendo ?!?! OMG so hum could not continue and the trial was stoped….bail was made and now he is out,,,,,,,,mendo has yet to pick up any charges on this,,,,,crap right ?!?! wow

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