McKinleyville Native Arrested on Three Counts of First Degree Murder

This is a press release from the Humboldt 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:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office been working with the Nevada Department of Public Safety for the past week attempting to locate 48 year old suspect Scott Alan Baskette.  Baskette was wanted for 3 counts of first degree murder from Lion Lyon County Nevada.  He is a Mckinleyville native and thought to be in the area.  On 10/10/17 at about 5:23 pm a deputy working the Willow Creek area saw the vehicle Baskette was supposed to be driving on Highway 299.  The deputy turned around and attempted to catch up to the vehicle which was traveling in the opposite direction.  The suspect vehicle increased speed and turned down a dirt road that was blocked by a gate.  The deputy caught up to the vehicle and was able to take Baskette into custody without incident.  He was later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

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