Saturday, June 13, 2009

James George Lenard Smith arrested

New suspect arrested in Easter robbery
Authorities have arrested a second suspect in connection with an Easter Sunday home invasion robbery in McKinleyville that ended with one man shot two times.

On Thursday, Humboldt County Sheriff's detectives arrested James George Lenard Smith, 29, of Eureka, and booked him into the Humboldt County jail on charges of robbery of an inhabited dwelling and burglary, Sheriff's Office officials reported.

Smith is one of three suspects police believe participated in the robbery on Harden Drive, during which one of the home's residents reportedly fired a handgun at the suspects as they sped away.

Smith was reportedly uninjured in the shooting. However, Mario DeAngelo Alexander, who was allegedly riding in the vehicle, was reportedly shot in his chest and in the hand.

In late May, 26-year-old Isaac Metheney of Eureka was arrested in Oregon and extradited to California for his alleged role in the incident. Metheney faces charges of felony robbery and robbery of an inhabited dwelling.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for a third suspect, Asika Nicks, 25, the Sheriff's Office reported. Nicks is wanted for his suspected involvement in the same robbery.


  1. Isn't this the one where the marijuana grower shot up the neighborhood as the thieves were driving away, after the danger was over?

    The big question is when will they (DA Gallegos) charge the grower?

  2. We need to ramp up the property seizures of growers. They are making billions here and contributing 0. They are a cancer.

  3. Has Mr. Alexander recovered from his wounds? A gunshot wound to the chest sounds very unpleasant.

    I also wonder if the original Victim will be charged with the shooting, or the marijuana grow? Probably not the grow but the shooting is another story.


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