The manhunt continues for the last of five people wanted in connection to a deadly Santa Rosa home invasion. Amber Hembree, 20, a known member of the Crips gang, remains at large.
On February 8, 2018, at around 4:20 a.m., a group of masked assailants kicked in the front door of a home off Fulton Road near Santa Rosa, California, and demanded cash. A 37-year-old woman said her husband was shot in the arm during the Santa Rosa home invasion. A gunman also pistol-whipped their 14-year-old son.
A second home invasion took place at 6:45 a.m. on Melcon Lane. A man was fatally shot and guns were stolen.
“There were multiple people in each house. One was shot at the Fulton address, then another at the Malcon Lane house,” said Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Misty Harris.
Deputies said they believe the home invasions are connected.
“Both of these appear to be marijuana related, so we believe that’s the tie-in,” said Harris.
In October 2017, someone complained about unpermitted cargo containers, a greenhouse, and cannabis cultivation at the second property. County staff visited the property and found no marijuana during the inspection. In January 2018, someone at the property applied for a Sonoma County marijuana cultivation permit.
Chase Leads to Arrests in Santa Rosa Home Invasions
After the home invasions, police in Northern California received a description of a dark-blue minivan believed to have been used in the crimes. It was eventually spotted in Vallejo.
A high-speed chase ensued, with the van running red lights and eventually crashing into another car, which careened into a fire hydrant.
Five suspects fled the damaged vehicle, according to police. Three were quickly apprehended. A fourth man was detained at a Santa Rosa motel.
The four men arrested are Tyrone Mcrae, 25, of Jackson, Mississippi; Jonathan Jackson, 19, of Richmond Hill, New York; David Ealey, 23, of Richmond, Virginia; and Mussie Himed, 27, of Santa Rosa.
All four are being held without bail in Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.
The fifth suspect, Amber Hembree of Virginia, remains at large. Hembree, who also goes by the nickname “Skittles,” is a known member of the Crips street gang and should be considered armed and dangerous.