Man Arrested in Brother’s Death

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Sean Bradley Hammon

Sean Bradley Hammon

On 08-01-2016 at 11:55 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to a coroner’s investigation at a remote address in the 18500 block of Walker Lake Road in Willits, California.

Upon arrival, Deputies found a deceased adult male who was subsequently identified as being Bryan Hammon who resided at the location.

The death was found to be suspicious in nature and Detectives from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Bureau were summoned to the scene.

Detectives were assisted by criminalists from the California Department of Justice in processing the scene to help in determining the cause of Hammon’s death.

Later that night, following up on investigative leads, the victim’s brother, Sean Bradley Hammon, was contacted at his home in the 2500 block of Old River Road in Talmage, California.

During that contact an incident of domestic violence was reported by Hammon’s girlfriend and Hammon barricaded himself inside his residence. The Mendocino County SWAT team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded and tried to convince Hammon to come out of his residence. After an approximately 8-hour period, Hammon surrendered. Hammon was subsequently arrested on the domestic violence case and remained in the Mendocino County Jail.

Hammon was later interviewed several times as the investigation continued into the death of his brother.

On  08-17-2016, after reviewing the case and preceding investigation, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against Hammon for felonious hit and run causing death of his brother, Bryan Hammon.

Anyone who may have additional information that would assist Detectives in this investigation are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office tip-line by calling 707-234-2100.

Earlier story: Suspicious Death Being Investigated by Mendocino Sheriff



  • “Felonious hit and run” sounds familiar, eh? If this guy lawyers-up in Mendo as the perp did in Humboldt, I wonder if the same result will follow. Just wondering…. af

    • The guilty ones always do.

      • Actually the smart ones do lawyer up and not answer any questions without a lawyer present. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” I have never been arrested and don’t break the law but I would immediately ask for a lawyer.

    • Probably not since he is already in custody.

    • Mendo Don't Mess Around

      I have lived in both Mendocino and Humboldt for over 30 years, back and forth. Mendocino is corrupt also and of course as both courts treat you better with a more expensive lawyer…but Mendocino actually puts away violent criminals. Humboldt is very weak, has been for all this time even before Gallegos (and he was the weakest). Mendocino will bust you for weed if you have a violent incident and all they have is the greenhouse they will eradicate it. Humboldt looks the other way on weed- even if you have a domestic violence event and a large visible garden of weed plants. It’s bizarre! And it’s why it keeps getting worse here. IMO of course. I don’t love cops but people need regulation.

  • To bad Fortuna Pd has yet to arrest any one in the hit and run of those two girls sad sad story still with no end.

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