Wednesday, August 26, 2020

UPDATE: Teen Homicide Suspect Turns Self In

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 2:47 PM

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Today, law enforcement rescinded a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) after the suspect in the homicide of Julius Tripp turned himself in, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Tripp, 42, went missing at the end of July and a vehicle associated with him was located off State Route 96. Tripp’s remains were located on Aug. 20 and Tripp’s death was connected to 18-year-old Bronson Moon Lewis, Jr.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office announced yesterday that an arrest warrant had been issued for Moon. His bail has been set at $750,000.

"Lewis Jr.’s surrender was facilitated through the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division and Lewis Jr.’s private attorney," a release states. "The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Julius Barthel Tripp. The sheriff’s office would also like to thank the citizens of Hoopa, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council and Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department for their dedication to justice and community safety, and their cooperation with the sheriff’s office to carry out a successful investigation and apprehension."

Anyone with information about Tripp’s death is asked to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Read the full release from the HCSO below:
Bronson Moon Lewis Jr., age 18, surrendered peacefully into the custody of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility today, August 26, 2020.

Lewis Jr. was booked into the correctional facility this afternoon on charges of murder (PC 187). His bail is set at $750,000. Lewis Jr.’s surrender was facilitated through the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division and Lewis Jr.’s private attorney.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Julius Barthel Tripp. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank the citizens of Hoopa, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council and Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department for their dedication to justice and community safety, and their cooperation with the Sheriff’s Office to carry out a successful investigation and apprehension.

We are grateful for these community partnerships that have led to the successful conclusion of this investigation. Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.
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