Another Suspect in the Laytonville Homicide Arrested
Yesterday evening, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department nabbed one of the suspects in the slaying of Laytonville grower Jeffery Settler, confirmed Capt. Gregory Van Patten of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department. The officers captured Abdirahman “Richie” Mohamed, age 28, after an intense investigation.
Van Patten said that the San Diego Sheriff’s Department had been working with his in attempting to locate the man that they had formerly only identified to the public as Richie.
“They were able to establish a vehicle that was associated with [Mohamed],” Van Patten explained. Yesterday, they stopped it while Mohamed was inside.
“We have detectives that were on their way to get a flight to San Diego this morning,” he explained. There they will attempt to interview him and “see if there was anything of interest of where he was at” or in his vehicle, Van Patten said.
Mohamed is one of several trimmers wanted for the slaying on November 11 of the marijuana grower they were working for. According to Van Patten, the trimmers believed that they weren’t properly paid for the work they had done.
Van Patten confirmed that it seems the suspects “weren’t fully compensated the amount that had previously been agreed on.”
After the detectives interview Mohamed, Mendocino County will try to have him extradited to this area, said Van Patten. Mohamed has the right to try and fight the extradition.
The Mendocino Voice has more on the suspects still at large. They write,
According to MCSO’s Lt. Shannon Barney, “attorneys representing various suspects have reached out, trying to see what their clients are facing.” Barney said MCSO is still currently looking for the additional four suspects; some have “voiced a desire” to turn themselves. He noted one suspect has been telling people in the area that “he has talked to us and he has been cleared,” but that this is not true.
For additional information from the Voice, click here.
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