On 09/27/2016, at approximately 11:40 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff's Sergeant conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Redway resident, Micah Tafari Keyes-Anderson (age 23), in the 400 block of Briceland Road, Redway. Keyes-Anderson was subsequently placed under arrest for a domestic violence incident stemming from an altercation just prior to the traffic stop. Keyes-Anderson's vehicle was searched and the stolen shotgun taken during the Meadow View Road home invasion was located. Through the investigation, Keyes-Anderson was positively identified as one of the home invaders.
On 10/6/2016, Sheriff's Deputies obtained a Ramey Warrant for the arrest of Keyes-Anderson for armed robbery and kidnapping.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to an address in the 100 block of Orchard Lane, Redway, and took Keyes-Anderson into custody without incident.
Keyes-Anderson was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on charges of PC 211 (robbery) and PC 207 (kidnapping). Keyes-Anderson's bail was set at $200,000.
The Sheriff's Office is continuing to follow up on leads as to the identities of the remaining outstanding suspects.
Original Press Release:
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at about 1:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a report of a home invasion robbery that had just occurred on Meadow View Rd., in the Benbow area. When Deputies arrived on scene, they met with a male victim who told them several suspects arrived at his residence in a black, "lifted" Ford F-250, short bed truck. The suspects were armed with handguns and demanded the victim give them money and drugs. The suspects destroyed all of the phones in the residence, and stole $1,500 in U.S. currency, as well as a shotgun. Then they forced the victim into his own vehicle, and drove him to a different location, where they left him. The victim was able to walk to a safe location and contact law enforcement.
Three of the suspects are described as white male adults, armed with crowbars.
Two of the suspects are described as black male adults, armed with pistols.
Deputies later located the victim's vehicle unoccupied under the Dean Creek Bridge.