3.20.2010

TS - Third suspects arraigned in Sanders case

Third suspects arraigned in Sanders case
Lukus Larry Mace, 31, of Orleans, pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder Thursday in relation to the February shooting of Ezra Sanders.

Two other suspects in the case, Jeffrey Alan Burgess, 39, of Eureka, and Ruben Anthony Peredia, 32, of Eureka, were arraigned Wednesday on a charge of murder and also pleaded not guilty.

Investigators in the case also announced Wednesday that they are seeking a fourth suspect, 35-year-old Tracy Joleen Williams of Eureka, who is described as standing 5 feet 1 inch tall, with blue eyes and blond hair, weighing about 120 pounds.

Sanders, a 30-year-old McKinleyville man, was found shortly after 1 a.m. Feb. 24 lying in front of his trailer, dead of a single gunshot. Investigators have said that Mace, Peredia, Burgess and Williams allegedly killed Sanders in the course of an armed robbery gone wrong.

Anyone with information regarding Williams is asked to call Humboldt County Sheriff's Detective Troy Garey at 268-3642 or District Attorney's Office investigator Steve Dunn at 445-7411.