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:
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