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Wanted fugative arrested in Southern Humboldt

GARBERVILLE - Anonymous information led to the arrest of a wanted Southern Humboldt man.

Around 3 this afternoon, sheriff’s deputies received a tip that wanted fugitive, Seth Morton, Sr. was at a residence on the 900-block of Locust Street in Garberville.

Last Tuesday, Morton, along with two other suspects, allegedly assaulted his mother and stepfather with pepper spray. The stepfather was able to repel the attack with a baseball bat but Morton allegedly discharged a weapon at the house then crashed into another vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Morton Sr. was booked into the Humboldt County Jail for several weapons charges, burglary and hit and run.