Casey Ryhn Potter

Casey Ryhn Potter

Casey Ryhn Potter, who was wanted on two counts of murder, was apprehended Monday morning, Feb. 17, attempting to get on a bus out of Crescent City.

According to Cmdr. Bill Steven, Del Norte County Sheriff's Office spokesman, Potter was armed with a loaded gun at the time he was apprehended by sheriff’s office deputies with the assistance of the Crescent City Police Department. He was taken into custody without incident, Steven said.

A murder warrant was issued for Potter on Monday after the bodies of two adults, a man and a woman, were found Sunday, Feb. 16, at a residence on Lesina Road, just north of Crescent City.

The victims were identified as Brian Gilbert Potter, 77, and Sherrie Lynn Potter, 71, the parents of Casey Potter.

The Del Norte Sheriff’s Office is treating this as a homicide.

Potter was booked into the Del Norte County jail and bail was set at $1 million.

Steven said the Department of Justice Lab from Eureka arrived early Monday morning to process the scene.


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