City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE
ATTEMPTED MURDER, ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY
On Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 at approximately 6:38 a.m., Arcata Police were dispatched to the Mad River Community Hospital (MRCH) ER on the report of a gunshot victim who was currently being treated. Detectives with the Arcata Police Department responded and assisted with the investigation, conducting interviews of multiple witnesses and the shooting victim.
During the investigation, Detectives learned that the victim had been shot in his apartment in the 1200 block of L Street in the City of Arcata during an apparent robbery. Detectives identified three suspects who were involved in the robbery and shooting of the victim.
Detectives with the Arcata Police Department continued their investigation and ultimately identified the shooter in Thursday's incident as 38-year-old Hoopa resident Jason Edward Smith. Two other suspects involved in Thursday's incident were identified as 45-year-old Willow Creek resident Michelle Lee Odjick and 31-year-old Hoopa resident Kimberly Ann Yale.
Both Odjick and Yale were arrested for PC 215.5(a) - Robbery of an inhabited dwelling following the incident and booked in to the Humboldt County Jail.
On Sunday, Aug. 30 2020 at approximately 12:04 a.m., Arcata Police patrol officers with the assistance of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol, located Smith in the 4700 Block of Valley West Boulevard in the City of Arcata and took him in to custody without incident.
Smith was transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked for PC 664/187(a)-Attempted Murder, PC 212.5(a) - Robbery of an inhabited dwelling, and PC 245(a) (2) - Assault with a Firearm on a person.