A man suspected in at least one of the armed robberies at Ray's Food Place in Willow Creek has been arrested on an outstanding warrant, according to Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Lt. Wayne Hanson.
James Luther Williams was taken into custody on Thursday.
"He was arrested in the Willow Creek area," Hanson said. "He's suspected for at least one of the robberies. He was the suspect a while back."
Williams is suspected of robbing Ray's Food Place in Willow Creek at least once. The store was robbed in November and less than a month later in December, Hanson said. In both instances, an armed robber — or robbers — entered the store and demanded the contents of the register before fleeing the scene.
"The report was completed, then we requested an arrest warrant from the district attorney's office," Hanson said."Sometimes that takes a little while to process those. Could have been issued earlier, but sometimes it takes us a while to find the guy."