Suspect in Trejo murder arrested, second suspect sought

Friday, Jan. 16, 2014 — A former Susanville resident is under arrest today on murder and attempted murder charges, and a second suspect is being sought.

Detectives from the Susanville Police Department — with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, the Butte County Sheriff’s SWAT Team and the California Highway Patrol — arrested former Susanville resident Ronald Jay Benjamin, 26, at a residence in a rural part of Glenn County on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Benjamin was booked into the Glenn County Jail on a warrant issued by the Lassen County Superior Court. Bail has been set at $1.5 million.

Benjamin is charged with the February 2014 murder of Cedric Erwin Trejo and the attempted murder of Nathan Duane Wilson.

For the complete story, see the Tuesday, Jan. 20 issue of the Lassen County Times.



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