◼ Two more arrests in jail contraband case
Two more suspects have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy charges in connection with the recently arrested correctional officer.
Taryn Nicole Mabe, 20, of Willow Creek, and Ruben Anthony Peredia, 32, of Eureka, were arrested on five conspiracy charges, according to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.
Officials said the investigation into the conspiracy has been on going for a month and revealed that Peredia allegedly arranged for his girlfriend, Mabe, to drop off narcotics, tobacco and marijuana to a location outside of the jail. Correctional Officer Benjamen Edward Jentry-Rakestraw, who was arrested July 3, would allegedly pick up the contraband and attempt to bring it in the facility for Peredia, according to the press release.
Jentry-Rakestraw posted his $50,000 bail Wednesday night and was released from custody. Mabe turned herself in Wednesday night and she also posted bail of $20,000 and was released.
Peredia has been in custody since March 1 on suspicion of murdering Ezra Sanders and was booked for the conspiracy charges Thursday afternoon.
No other arrests in the case are anticipated. Arraignments for Peredia and Mabe and Jentry-Rakestraw's intervention are scheduled for next week.
See Also: Ezra Sanders, under labels