Aug 16, 2016

Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright held to answer on all charges in alleged attempted murder of David Seigl

A preliminary hearing was scheduled on 8/15 for Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright. It was continued to this morning in Courtroom 5; sent to Courtroom 1.

Count 1: attempted, willful deliberate, premeditated murder with a special allegation that they "personally used firearms"; rifles, causing this to be a serious and violent felony.

Count 2 assault with a semi-automatic firearm, also a felony.

Count 3 Shooting at an inhabited dwelling. If they are convicted of this charge, there is minimal jail time.

The special allegation in Count 3 only applies to Heidmann, that he wore a body vest in the commission of the offense alleged in Count 3.

Alleged victim is Daniel Anthony Siegl.

Deputy District Attorney David Christensen is prosecuting the case. Bail was $1 million for each. Public Defender Mr. Robinson was present with Heidmann. Mr. Marek Reavis was present with Wright.

The People presented one witness APD Field Training Officer Don Arminio. Defense did not present any witnessses.

Arraignment on information is on August 30 at 2 p.m. Both defendants were held to answer on all charges after the preliminary hearing.

Family members and other supporters were present for both defendants. No other media was in court.



Aug 2, 2016


Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright to be arraigned on attempted murder, assault with a semi automatic firearm and shooting at an inhabitated dwelling



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The Arcata Police Department sent their report to the District Attorney's office this morning, Sgt. Todd Dokweiler told me.

Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright needed to be arraigned by today or they would have been released from custody, according to Penal Code 825.

They were arraigned today on the following charges:

Count 1: attempted, willful deliberate, premeditated murder with a special allegation that they "personally used firearms"; rifles, causing this to be a serious and violent felony.

Count 2 assault with a semi-automatic firearm, also a felony.

Count 3 Shooting at an inhabited dwelling. If they are convicted of this charge, there is minimal jail time.

The special allegation in Count 3 only applies to Heidmann, that he wore a body vest in the commission of the offense alleged in Count 3.


Alleged victim is Daniel Anthony Siegl.

Deputy District Attorney David Christensen is prosecuting the case. Bail was $1 million for each. Public Defender Casey Russo appointed for Heidmann. Mr. Kaleb Cockrum appointed for Wright.

Intervention August 11. Preliminary hearing is August 15.


Jul 30, 2016


Heidmann and Wright each have 1/2 a million $ bail; are cellies in max; and booked for 5 felonies and 3 misdemeanors which include conspiracy to commit a crime

Benjamin Heidmann and Konnor Wright, who were arrested yesterday are still in custody. I just checked the following information at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

Each has half a million dollars bail. They are both in the max unit and are "cellies."

Each has been booked for following felonies: Attempted murder; assault with a firearm upon a person; Wearing a body vest; Shooting an inhabited dwelling and Conspiracy to commit a crime.


Each has been booked for the following misdemeanors: Possession of a controlled substance (armed); possession of a controlled substance; and wearing masks for unlawful purposes.

Jul 29, 2016


Two arrested by APD for attempted murder after shots fired into a residence



On 7/29/16 at about 2:12 AM Officers responded to the 1700 block of Stewart Ave for multiple reports of shots fired in the area.  Officers from the Arcata Police Department responded and located a residence with multiple bullet holes through a window and the front siding of the house.  Shell casings were also found in the roadway near the residence.  The residents inside the home were contacted and were uninjured.
The vehicle was described as a dark colored four-door sedan possibly occupied by two subjects.
At about 3:11 AM, an Arcata Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been seen while officers were responding to the initial call that was similar to the description of the suspect vehicle.  During the traffic stop, the officer noticed a rifle in the back seat.

Officers detained the two occupants that were inside the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, two firearms were located that were consistent with the casings found on scene. Additional evidence was located inside the vehicle that tied the two occupants to the shooting.
Benjamin Isaia HEIDMANN age 18 from Arcata was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail for 664/187 PC - Attempted Murder, 245(a)(2) PC - Assault With a Firearm, 246 PC - Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, 12022.2(b) PC - Wearing Body Armor While in the Commission of a Felony, 11377(a) H&S - Possession of Methamphetamine, 11364(a) H&S Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 182(a) PC - Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, 11370.1 PC - Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Drugs, and 185 PC - Use of a Mask Committing a Crime.
Konnor Lee WRIGHT age 22 from McKinleyville was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail for 664/187 PC - Attempted Murder, 245(a)(2) PC- Assault With a Firearm, 246 PC - Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, 12022.2(b) PC - Wearing Body Armor While in the Commission of a Felony, 11377(a) H&S - Possession of Methamphetamine, 11364(a) H&S Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 182(a) PC - Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, 11370.1 PC - Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Drugs, and 185 PC - Use of a Mask Committing a Crime .
The investigation is ongoing.  Anybody who witnessed the incident is urged to contact the Arcata Police Department.

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