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Date Released: 12/11/2008
Subject: Murder Arrest
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200808049
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Cottonwood, CA

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives, with assistance from a multi-agency task force, arrested a man tonight for the murder Garrett Benson who was killed December 3, 2008 during a home invasion robbery.

At about 7:00 p.m. this evening law enforcement personnel arrested Jonathan Henry Watson, 30, in Cottonwood, California. Humboldt County Detectives had been in Shasta County since Monday, working with Redding Police Investigators. Watson will be booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges that include one count of murder; he will be transported to Humboldt County within a week. Additional information will be released later this week.