Benbow Home Invasion Suspect Arrested
On September 6, a home invasion was reported in the Meadow View Road area of Benbow. Armed individuals allegedly took cash and a gun. They also took the resident to another location in his own vehicle and left him. The resident was able to walk to a safe location and call law enforcement. [See here for that story.]
In the press release below, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office states they found and arrested a man they believe to be one of the armed invaders. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any one described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 09/27/2016, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Redway resident, Micah Tafari Keyes-Anderson (age 23), in the 400 block of Briceland Road, Redway. Keyes-Anderson was subsequently placed under arrest for a domestic violence incident stemming from an altercation just prior to the traffic stop. Keyes-Anderson’s vehicle was searched and the stolen shotgun taken during the Meadow View Road home invasion was located. Through the investigation, Keyes-Anderson was positively identified as one of the home invaders.
On 10/6/2016, Sheriff’s Deputies obtained a Ramey Warrant for the arrest of Keyes-Anderson for armed robbery and kidnapping.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address in the 100 block of Orchard Lane, Redway, and took Keyes-Anderson into custody without incident.
Keyes-Anderson was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on charges of PC 211 (robbery) and PC 207 (kidnapping). Keyes-Anderson’s bail was set at $200,000.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to follow up on leads as to the identities of the remaining outstanding suspects. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.