One of Humboldt’s Most Wanted Arrested at Trinidad Casino

201504410 NelsonThe Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted for felony armed robbery on Thursday, May 19 after they learned that he was at Cher-Ae-Heights Casino in Trinidad.

Gene Nelson is suspected of having robbed the Chevron station in Trinidad last September. Nelson’s picture appeared on Northeastern Humboldt’s Most Wanted poster.

Last Thursday evening, a citzen saw Nelson playing slot machines in Trinidad and reported him to law enforcement.

“Deputies arrested him at the casino after he made a brief attempt to flee,” explained Selena Zorrilla-Mendoza, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. “He was arrested on outstanding felony warrants, a RAMEY warrant, and fresh charges.

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