On Monday, Nov. 28, at about 11:50 a.m., deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office arrested Hussain Munassar Obad for the home-invasion robbery of a Benbow area residence. Obad was taken into custody without incident in the parking lot of the Garberville Motel. Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office began interviewing witnesses early this morning that led to the possible location of Obad.
Obad was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following violations: Home-invasion robbery, attempted homicide and burglary. Additional charges may be sought as the investigation continues.
Obad is a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. Obad told investigators he was born in the Country of Yemen, immigrated to the United States at the age of four and is now a United States citizen.
At the time of this release, the investigation continues. Evidence technicians are processing the Benbow residence, vehicles and other locations in the Garberville area in an attempt to gain further evidence of this crime.
In addition to Obad, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified two additional male suspects associated with this investigation. Both of those suspects are juveniles and their names are being withheld from this release.