Friday, September 18, 2009

Hoopa case update

Hoopa man pleads not guilty
A Hoopa man pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment after he was found driving an allegedly stolen truck connected to a recent shooting death in Hoopa.

Rodney Allen Donahue Jr., 23, faces charges of vehicle theft, impersonating another person, giving false identification to a peace officer and driving on a suspended license. He was appointed a public defender at his arraignment.

The gray Nissan Frontier truck that Donahue was driving on Sept. 11 is suspected to be involved in the death of 30-year-old Nicholas Adam Montoya.

Two men initially found the body of Montoya, near where he'd been living in Hoopa, on Sept. 10, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. Montoya was identified through his fingerprints. The Humboldt County Coroner's Office determined that Montoya died from a gunshot wound.

Sheriff: Gunshot killed Hoopa homicide victim
A Tuesday autopsy of a man found dead in Hoopa last week determined he died from a gunshot wound.
Two men initially found the body of 30-year-old Nicholas Adam Montoya, near where he'd been living in Hoopa, on Sept. 10, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. Montoya was identified through his fingerprints.

Because of the ongoing investigation, the Sheriff's Office is not releasing other details of Montoya's death -- including how many times he was shot, where on his body he was wounded, or what caliber of gun was used in the crime.

Apparent homicide victim found in Hoopa

3 comments:

  1. Does anyone know how many homicides there have been in Humboldt County over the past four or five years. Or even ths past three years? Seems like alot.

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  2. love you nick!! Hope they have the person that did this to you and I wish nothing good for him.. You have always been a great person..

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  3. God bless you nick you were an amazing friend ill never forget all the funny things you did! you did not deserve this an i hope an pray to god that the authorities will work harder to find the demon person who killed you, to take ur life they have to be a demon ur such a good person an i wish you all the blessings from god sincerely your friend forever!!!

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