One of the Trimmers Wanted for Laytonville Area Homicide Arrested
A trimmer wanted in the slaying of Jeffrey Quinn Settler, age 35, of Laytonville was arrested this morning and booked into the Mendocino jail at 8:16 a.m. Zachary Ryan Wuester, age 24 of New Jersey, was picked up in Willits, according to Mendocino County Jail records. He was booked for murder and fleeing from justice. His bond is set at $650,000.
Wuester, and four other individuals, were sought for the death of Settler in what the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office said was a violent assault. BoLO’s issued for the suspects mention they may be armed with knives. The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office press release stated that the suspects are “believed to have stolen over 100 pounds of processed marijuana.” At this time, none of the other suspects are known to be arrested. We have contacted the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office and requested more information.
According to the Mendocino Voice, the victim, Jeffery Settler had lived in the area for about 15 years and been a cannabis farmer. (See image of him here.)
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