Two Suspects Arrested in Saturday’s Homicide
This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Tuesday, May 12th, near midnight, the Arcata Police Department arrested Robert Louis Huntzinger (age 34) at a residence located in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue in Blue Lake. The arrest of Huntzinger was made with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol. Huntzinger was arrested without incident.
On Wednesday, May 13th, at about 3:45 pm, the Arcata Police Department arrested Billy Joe Giddings (age 35) at a residence located in the 200 block of Brenard Road in Loleta. The arrest of Giddings was made with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and the Fortuna Police Department. Giddings was arrested without incident.
Huntzinger and Giddings were booked into the Humboldt County Jail for the following charges:
- PC 187(a)–Homicide
- PC 211 Robbery
The Arcata Police Department is continuing with the investigation of the robbery and homicide and is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant Todd Dokweiler at 822-2428.
UPDATE 5/14: Photos of the suspects have been released. Click here to see.
Note: Featured photo shows law enforcement interviewing neighbors.
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