McKinleyville man arrested in triple homicide

WILLOW CREEK – A man who lived in McKinleyville was wanted for three murders in Nevada, and is now behind bars.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was working with the Nevada Department of Public Safety to find 48-year-old Scott Alan Baskette.

He’s suspected of possibly killing his former girlfriend Rebecca Driver and her parents over the weekend in Silver Springs, Nevada.

Tuesday, just before 5:30, a deputy in Willow Creek believed they saw the suspect driving on Highway 299.

After a short pursuit, the deputy caught up with Baskette and he was booked into the Humboldt County Jail.

From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office been working with the Nevada Department of Public Safety for the past week attempting to locate 48 year old suspect Scott Alan Baskette.

Baskette was wanted for 3 counts of first degree murder from Lion County Nevada.

He is a McKinleyville native and thought to be in the area.

On 10/10/17 at about 5:23 pm a deputy working the Willow Creek area saw the vehicle Baskette was supposed to be driving on Highway 299.

The deputy turned around and attempted to catch up to the vehicle which was traveling in the opposite direction.

The suspect vehicle increased speed and turned down a dirt road that was blocked by a gate.

The deputy caught up to the vehicle and was able to take Baskette into custody without incident.

He was later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.