Suspects in Attempted Home Invasion Case Have Multiple Prior Arrests
Recently, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reported five suspects attempted a home invasion near New Harris in the early hours of March 3. The men allegedly wore masks and were armed. Three of the suspects have been arrested and a fourth was identified yesterday. He is currently being sought by law enforcement and, according to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office, Jason Meisner, age 41, is “a white, male adult, 6 foot tall, 205 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.” He along with Luke Bremer, Bret Swortzel and Seth Morton have been arrested multiple times. Bremer at one time was being sought in connection with another home invasion case.
A quick look at the four named suspects show a number of arrests and convictions. Meisner, one of the two men still at large, for instance, was arrested in 2011 for growing marijuana and for violating parole. Last year, he was sought in connection with a high speed chase that wound through the College of the Redwoods. Law enforcement wanted him for felony evasion and for violation of felony probation. His brushes with the law have been relatively tame though compared to the other known suspects.
Luke Bremer, one of the suspects and a native of Humboldt, was wanted in connection with another home invasion case in 2013. However, he has had multiple other legal entanglements. In 2008, he plead guilty to having a controlled substance and a loaded firearm. Then in 2012, he plead guilty to more drug charges and was convicted of a firearm’s charge. Then, in August of the same year, he was convicted of assault and battery. Ten months later, in June of 2013, he was being sought by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department in connection with a home invasion where a woman was shot and a man beaten. Then, on March 12 of this year, Bremer allegedly attempted to escape arrest by “driving recklessly” but was eventually captured and is currently in jail in connection with the recent home invasion near New Harris.
Bret Swortzel, another suspect in the recent incident near New Harris where five masked and armed men allegedly attempted to invade the home of one of the suspect’s mother, was arrested on numerous firearms related charges as well as marijuana charges and parole violations in 2009.
And, of course, Seth Morton, the son of the victim in the attempted home invasion case, had been arrested just one week prior to that incident for stealing a truck and an ATV as well as other items and then evading arrest during a high speed pursuit.
Of the five men sought by law enforcement only one has not yet been identified. Law enforcement is currently still seeking Jason Meisner.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office urges people who know where Meisner is located to call law enforcement immediately and to avoid contact with him as he is considered armed and dangerous.
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