Arcata Police Capture Murder Suspect

This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Brandon Matthew Watson Brandon WatsonOn 10/27/2018, acting on citizen tips, investigators from the Arcata Police Department began surveillance of a residence off Walnut Drive in Cutten.

During the surveillance operation, Brandon Matthew Watson, 27, of Arcata, the suspect in the fatal stabbing that occurred on 10/24/2018 on the 900 Blk of H St, was spotted getting into a car. Investigators conducted at traffic stop on the vehicle on the 3900 Blk of Walnut Drive. Watson was taken into custody without incident.

Watson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional facility on a charge of 187 PC, Murder.

The Arcata Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying and locating Watson.

Earlier: Man Stabbed to Death in Arcata Early This Morning

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