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Date Released: 9/28/2004
Subject: Robbery Suspect Arrested
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200406307
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: Eureka

A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested a Eureka man yesterday afternoon who was wanted in connection with a robbery in Honeydew. Shortly before 3:00 PM Deputy Justin Braud was on patrol in the Ridgewood area of Eureka when he spotted David Gabriel Sequoia (AKA David Barger). Deputy Braud knew Sequoia was wanted for robbery and burglary. Additionally, Sequoia had recently been released from the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, having posted bail on weapons related charges; Sequoia was considered armed and dangerous.

Deputy Braud left his vehicle and ordered Sequoia to stop walking. Sequoia jumped over a small fence and ran from the deputy. Deputy Braud pursued Sequoia on foot and continued to order him to stop. When Sequoia failed to comply, Deputy Braud warned him that he would use his taser if Sequoia did not stop running. Sequoia continued to run and Deputy Braud deployed his taser. An off-duty Eureka Police Officer approached and assisted Deputy Braud in placing Sequoia in handcuffs.

Subsequent to his arrest, Sequoia was searched and was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. Sequoia was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for the following charges: possession of a concealed firearm, possession of stolen property, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of methamphetamine, and resisting or obstructing a peace officer. He was also booked on charges relating the original robbery and burglary for which he was being sought. His bail has been set at $150,000 and he is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.




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