Missing and Wanted Persons
Browse this section to find information and photos (when available) for missing persons and persons wanted by law enforcement agencies.
Update: According to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release, dated Sept. 29, 2012:
On Sept. 29, 2012, at around 3:45 PM Deputies located Jerry Corriea in the 3400 block of Chezem Road near Highway 299. Corriea was taken into custody without incident. Subsequently, Corria was returned to the custody of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility with a new charge of 4532 PC – escape from custody.
According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 27, 2012:
On 09-27-2012, approximately 11:45 a.m a Humboldt County Correctional Facility Cal Trans Inmate work crew was working on Highway 299 near mile post 26, when inmate Jerry Merril Corriea , 29 years old, from Redding, fled on foot. Corriea was in custody on a California State Parole violation and was sentenced to 120 days in jail for that violation. Corriea was on parole out of Redding for a burglary conviction. Deputies checked the area for Corriea, but were unable to locate him. A statewide Be-On-the Lookout to law enforcement was broadcast for Corriea who is now wanted for escape from custody.
He is further described as: Native American male, 5’ 9” tall, brown eyes, brown hair, 200 lbs, short crew cut hair and a mustache. He has tattoos of a claw on his right cheek, the name “Jerry” and “ Bear” tattooed on his fingers, and a tattoo on the left side of his neck. He is possibly enroute the Orleans area of Humboldt County. He was last seen wearing a Blue shirt, white T-shirt, blue Jeans and black work boots.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Wanted: Jerry Merril Corriea:
Information from a from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release, dated Sept., 25, 2012 indicates:
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for Katherine “Kathy” Gillham who is considered a high risk missing person. Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to follow up on leads and consider this case a high priority. Her disappearance is considered suspicious and out of character. The Sheriff's Office requests citizens continue to look for her vehicle and call 911 if they see it. Her vehicle is a 2004 Charcoal Gray Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV, California 6UXE841. She is believed to have traveled State Route 199 from Grants Pass, Oregon to U.S. 101 to Big Lagoon, Humboldt County; however, this area has been checked by air and ground by law enforcement and volunteers.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case can call Detectives Franco 707-268-3644 or Detective Schlesiger 707-268-3642 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. Anonymous information may be left on the Crime Tip line.
According to as Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 18, 2012:
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the second suspect, in the case described in the original press release below, as David Robert Bullwinkle, 31 years old of Manila. Bullwinkle is wanted for attempted murder and mayhem. Anyone with knowledge of his location is requested to contact the Sheriff’s Office.The victim in this case is still recovering from his injuries at a local hospital.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case is requested to contact Detective Rich Schlesiger at 707-268-3642 or the Sheriff’s office at 707-445-7251.
Photo of wanted suspect, David Robert Bullwinkle:
Photo of Travis Morgan Jr.who is already in custody:
Original Press Release:
On 09-13-2012, approximately 10:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office was notified of a stabbing which just occurred in the 1900 block of Peninsula Drive, Manila. The victim was reported to be at a neighbor’s home on the doorstep. Deputies responded to the scene along with medical personnel. The victim was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. When deputies arrived they met with the 38 year old male victim, from McKinleyville. The victim had cuts on various parts of his body including a deep abdominal wound.
Deputies interviewed the victim at the local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. The victim told deputies he was visiting his girlfriend when suspect Travis Morgan, 27 years old from Manila entered the residence with another male suspect. Morgan and the other male then began punching him, stabbing him and striking him with a machete. Morgan is the brother of the victim’s girlfriend and lives in the same residence. .
At 11:30 p.m. Morgan showed up at a local hospital. Eureka Police stood by with Morgan until deputies could arrive. Morgan was being treated for minor injuries sustained during the altercation with the victim. Morgan spoke with the deputies and claimed self defense.
After Morgan was treated he was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and violation of probation. His bail is set at $500,000.00. Detectives are actively working on this case. Photographs of Morgan, and the name and photograph of the second suspect are not being released at this time for investigative reasons.
As of this morning the victim was in a local hospital being treated for his injuries and was in surgery.
Update to this story- 9/3/12
According to a Press Release from the Humdoldt County Sheriff's Office, dated September 3, 2012: On 09-03-2012 at about 12:40 pm Deputies located Brian Wallace Johnson in a wooded area approximately 200 yards from his residence. Mr. Johnson was deceased.
This appears to be a natural death and no foul play is suspected.
According to a Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 3, 2012:
On Sept. 1, 2012 at about 7:00 pm the Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report regarding Brian Wallace Johnson, age 65. Johnson’s wife, Jennifer Johnson, reported that Brian had left their residence, located at 1932 Baird Road McKinleyville, on 08-31-2012 at about 6:00 am. After having coffee with a neighbor, Brian left the area on foot to pick blueberries. When Brian did not return home, multiple family friends spent the day looking for Brian with no success.
Brian Johnson has serious medical conditions that require him to take medication daily. When he left the residence he did not have his medications with him. Sheriff’s Deputies have checked all the areas known to be frequented by Brian Johnson but have not been able to locate him.
The Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brian Johnson contact them immediately - phone: (707) 445-7251.
The photo to the right is an older picture of Brian Johnson. The more recent picture, to the left, shows Johnson with longer hair and a bigger mustache.