A 19-year-old Carson City man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that left a Carson City man dead.
Jacob Huttman, 19, of Carson City was arrested Thursday for his alleged part in the shooting death of Grant Watkins, 18. Watkins was killed Monday morning after a drug deal gone wrong across from Blackwell’s Pond Park. Huttman, and three other suspects, along with a friend of Watkins met at Blackwell’s Pond Park, near Windridge and Scotch Pine drives, around 12:30 a.m. so Watkins could allegedly sell them three ounces of marijuana, according to Carson City detectives. Watkins was shot once in the abdomen. A friend drove Watkins to Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center, where he was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where he died at 2:09 a.m.
Huttman was arrested after investigators and officers executed a search warrant on Castle Way Thursday. Huttman was arrested on suspicion of felony accessory to murder and felony conspiracy to commit robbery.
Three other men also have been arrested this week for Watkins’s murder.
Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18, and Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19, were arrested Monday morning by Carson City deputies, and Reed Skenandore, 21, was arrested Tuesday night.
Skenandore was arrested on suspicion of felony first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, felony first-degree murder with use of weapon in preparation of a robbery, felony robbery with a deadly weapon, felony attempted murder with a deadly weapon and felony conspiracy to commit robbery. No bail was set. The Garcia brothers were both originally charged with principal to murder and maintaining a drug house and were both being held on a $250,000 bail each. However, with new information their criminal complaint was amended to include felony open murder with the use of a deadly weapon, first-degree felony murder with the use of a deadly weapon committed in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of robbery, felony robbery with a deadly weapon, felony attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and felony conspiracy to commit robbery, the district attorney’s office said. If convicted, felony first-degree murder alone carries a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Sheriff Ken Furlong said investigators believe Skenandore, the Garcia-Manriquez brothers and Huttman, along with additional suspects, went to the park to rob Watkins. The criminal complaint filed states Jesus arranged to meet Watkins on the pretext they wanted to buy the drugs from Watkins. During the drug buy, Skenandore shot at and hit Watkins at least once, the complaint stated. The complaint also states the men took items that belonged to Watkins, though it didn’t specify what those items were.
At Huttman’s arrest, Jonathan Skenandore, 18, also was arrested on an unrelated warrant out of the First Judicial District Court Juvenile Division.
The investigation continues to be active with additional warrants anticipated, Furlong said.
The Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office continues to investigate this matter. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 775-887-2500.