The following is a press release issued by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
In Sept. 16, 2022, at about 9:45 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Sawmill Road, near Garberville, for the report of an armed robbery.
Two suspects fled prior to deputy arrival. The reporting party was able to provide deputies with a description of the suspect vehicle. While enroute to the property, deputies observed the suspect vehicle traveling on Redwood Drive. When deputies attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. Deputies pursued the vehicle to the Humboldt/Mendocino County line, where deputies lost sight of the vehicle due to its unsafe speeds.
Meanwhile, deputies investigating at the Sawmill Road residence learned that on September 15, a guest on the property, 32-year-old Corey Allan Brim of Los Angeles, reportedly physically assaulted an adult male resident and stole over $9,000 while holding the victim at gunpoint. Brim was then given a ride off the property by an acquaintance.
On September 16, Brim reportedly returned to the property with another male suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Daylen John Hamilton of Lynwood. The two men stole a safe from the property prior to fleeing, resulting in residents contacting law enforcement.
Later that afternoon, deputies received information that law enforcement officers in Mendocino and Lake Counties were involved in a pursuit of the suspects’ vehicle. At some point during this pursuit, the vehicle was involved in a traffic collision and both suspects were later arrested in Lake County by the California Highway Patrol – Clear Lake Division.
Corey Brim was booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of robbery (PC 211), assault with a firearm on a person (PC 245(A)(2)), battery with serious bodily injury (PC 243(d)), exhibiting a deadly weapon (PC 417(A)(1)) and resisting a peace officer (PC 148(A)(1)).
Daylen Hamilton was booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of reckless evading a peace officer (VC 2800.2(a)), evading an officer by driving opposite of traffic (PC 2800.4), resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)), driving without a license (VC 12500(a) and hit and run with property damage (VC 20002(a)(1)).
Additional charges relating to this case have been requested for Brim and Hamilton, and the case is being forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the California Highway Patrol for their assistance with 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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