☛ TS Suspect in grow house robbery shot in the back
Authorities have arrested two men and are continuing the search for a third after the robbery of a suspected pot growing operation at a McKinleyville rental house Friday ended with one suspect shot in the back.
John Paul Alcutt, 25, and his brother Willis James “Trey” Alcutt, 31, have been arrested for alleged robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reported Monday.
Dauari “Boo Boo” Murry, a third suspect in the robbery, remains at large.
Willis Alcutt -- who was reportedly shot in the back during the incident by the alleged robbery victim -- was listed in stable condition at St. Joseph Hospital Monday afternoon, where he checked himself in after he prematurely left treatment at Mad River Community Hospital Sunday.
Investigators have been slow to release details of the incident, and continue to withhold the name of the alleged robbery victim.
But Sheriff's Lt. Dave Morey said on Nov. 21, at 11:12 a.m., deputies responded to reports from a McKinleyville resident who said a suspicious-looking person was trespassing in their backyard.
The caller reportedly told police they had confronted a nervous-looking man, who apologized for trespassing before jumping the backyard fence and running away.
Morey said while deputies were en route to that location, another call was made by a McKinleyville resident who told dispatchers a man armed with a handgun who matched the same description was “cornered” at their residence on McKinleyville Avenue.
Authorities responded to the residence and reportedly found John Alcutt hiding in the garage.
After a search of the area, deputies found a handgun in the garage, and arrested the suspect, Morey said.
Rental car keys were found in John Alcutt's pocket, and after a brief investigation, authorities located a rental car parked in the driveway of a nearby duplex on Coach Way. When authorities contacted the resident inside that property, they learned the duplex had just been robbed at gunpoint.
According to Morey, the focus of the robbery appeared to have been marijuana growing in the residence. However, investigators could not release how much was stolen, whether the marijuana was being grown for commercial or medical purposes, or if the alleged victim would be charged for growing marijuana.
Morey said investigators interviewed the alleged robbery victim, who explained that three men -- all of whom he knew -- had entered his home and restrained him before searching through his property for valuables.
The man told police that during the robbery he was able to free himself from his restraints, at which point he retrieved a firearm and fired at the suspects, who all fled from the property.
After firing his weapon, the alleged robbery victim did not know whether the shot had struck anyone, Morey said.
However, shortly after the interview, police found Willis Alcutt -- bleeding from a single gunshot wound in his back -- in the nearby intersection of Letz Avenue and Airport Road.
Willis Alcutt was transported to Mad River Community Hospital for treatment, Morey said, but he was not arrested at that time.
The next day, Willis Alcutt left the hospital before he was discharged by medical staff, Morey said.
”He wasn't in custody,” Morey said, “But I'm guessing he figured it was coming so he thought he'd leave.”
Because his wounds had not been completely treated, Willis Alcutt readmitted himself at St. Joseph Hospital on Sunday, where deputies arrested him for allegedly committing robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
He remains at the hospital under guard, the Sheriff's Office reported Monday afternoon.
According to court documents, Willis Alcutt has a history of robbery in Humboldt County.
Court records show Willis Alcutt pleaded guilty after being charged as one of five suspects who broke into a home in Loleta in 2005 and stole three pounds of marijuana from a woman at gunpoint.
According to court records in July 2006, Willis Alcutt was sentenced to 109 days in jail, and given three years probation.
Law enforcement continues the search for a third man implicated in the Friday robbery.
Murry has been described as a 32-year-old black man, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing around 220 pounds. A resident of both Eureka and Richmond, Murry reportedly has gold teeth and a mustache.
The Sheriff's Office requests anyone with information about Murry's whereabouts or knowledge of the robbery to contact Detective Rich Schlesiger at 268-3642.
Sean Garmire can be reached at 441-0514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Boo Boo has been captured - ☛ TS EPD arrests McKinleyville home invasion suspect
Eureka Police Department officers arrested a third suspect in the recent McKinleyville home invasion at a suspected indoor pot growing operation that left one man shot.
Davari Lamont Murry, 32, was arrested in a Eureka motel on Sunday without incident for allegedly taking part in the robbery, which occurred Nov. 21 on Coach Way....
...Murry, also known as “Boo Boo,” was also wanted for allegedly violating parole. He was booked on suspicion of robbery, false imprisonment, felony assault and conspiracy.
Although Murry was arrested, authorities are again seeking John Paul Alcutt, who has jumped bail and is currently wanted.
John Alcutt is described as a 6-foot, 1-inch tall black adult male, weighing 239 pounds with brown eyes.,,,