4.11.2008

TS - Larry Wellman, Alderpoint Victim articles

Man involved in October shooting charged with homicide
Chris Durant The Times-Standard
Article Launched: 12/22/2007 01:25:37 AM PST

The man believed to be involved in the October shooting of Larry Ray Wellman, who died 10 days after the incident, was charged by the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office Friday with homicide.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department said James Franklin Harrison, 54, was already in custody at the Humboldt County Jail on unrelated warrants when he was charged.

Previous reports state that witnesses told investigators that Wellman, 57, repeatedly beat Harrison throughout the night of Oct. 13. For several days, officials were unsure of Wellman's identity, saying witnesses only knew him as “Tosh.”

About 4:30 a.m. Oct. 14, according to the Sheriff's Department, Harrison shot Wellman with a .22-caliber rifle.

Wellman was shot four times.

Both men were airlifted to a Redding Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Wellman died at the hospital, Harrison was released a few days after the shooting.
The Sheriff's Department believes that Harrison will be arraigned on the charges Wednesday.

Chris Durant can be reached at 441-0506 or at cdurant@times-standard.com .


Alderpoint shooting victim dies
The Times-Standard Article Launched: 10/26/2007 01:15:17 AM PDT

Officials on Thursday said that the man shot multiple times at a house near Alderpoint on Oct. 14 died at a Redding hospital.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department said an autopsy for Larry Wellman, 57, is scheduled in Santa Rosa today. He died Wednesday night.

Investigators believe Wellman was shot four times with a .22-caliber rifle by James Franklin Harrison, 54, of Miranda.

Harrison was also hospitalized when he was found at the scene with injuries from being beaten a number of times.

He was released from the hospital last week.

”Witnesses stated that Wellman had assaulted Harrison several times during the night of Oct. 13.” stated a Sheriff Department press release.

The case has been sent to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office where a decision on charges, if any, will be made.

No one has been arrested.

Man dies week after Alderpoint shooting
The Times-Standard Article Launched: 10/26/2007 01:15:56 AM PDT

The man shot multiple times after fighting with another man near Alderpoint has died, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

Larry Ray Wellman, who was shot during an altercation on Oct. 14, died Wednesday at a Redding hospital where he had been since the shooting.

An autopsy is scheduled for today in Santa Rosa.

Sheriff's detectives have learned that James Franklin Harrison shot Wellman. Witnesses stated that Wellman had assaulted Harrison several times during the night of Oct. 13. Harrison was hospitalized for injuries suffered during the beating and later released.

No arrests have been made. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office to determine what, if any, charges will be filed.

Names released in Alderpoint shooting
The Times-Standard Article Launched: 10/23/2007 04:15:54 AM PDT

The name of the shooting victim in an Alderpoint altercation earlier this month and the alleged shooter were released Monday by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department.

Larry Ray Wellman, 57, a transient was shot four times Oct. 14 and remains in critical condition in a Redding Hospital.

James Franklin Harrison, 54, of Miranda, was released from a Redding Hospital Friday, where he was treated for injuries from a severe beating.

The Sheriff's Department said witnesses stated Wellman repeatedly beat Harrison throughout the night of Oct. 13.

About 4:30 a.m., according to the Sheriff's Department, Harrison shot Wellman with a .22-caliber rifle.
The case has been sent to the District Attorney's Office where a decision on charges, if any, will be made.