Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Arrests Murder Suspect Staying at a Hotel
MARTINEZ— A murder suspect staying at a hotel was arrested last weekend. Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Officedeputies organized a special weapons and tactics team to apprehend him.
The suspect is accused of fatally shooting a man to death. The victim was 42-year- old Tresylan C. Shelton, a Pittsburg resident frequently arrested on drug possession charges.
Deputies located him on January 18, wounded and bleeding, on the 2100 block of Willow Pass Road in Bay Point.
First aid was provided by deputies until an ambulance arrived on the scene. Then Shelton was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office identified Jerome Goodwin, 27 of Bay Point, as the suspect. An arrest warrant was obtained to take him into custody.
Goodwin’s whereabouts were traced to the Super 8 by Wydham hotel, located at 4015 Alhambra Avenue in Martinez.
On January 23 at 6:36 p.m., Goodwin was arrested by a SWAT team without further incident. He was interviewed by detectives, before being transported and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
Goodwin remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bond. He is charged with committing murder.
Goodwin has prior arrests for burglary, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and addict in possession of a firearm.