Mendocino County man accused of committing murder while free on bail
Above: Shayne Wrede booking photo | MCSO
A Mendocino County man was recently arrested on suspicion of homicide, which he is accused of committing while free on bail and awaiting a court appearance in a separate murder case.
37-year-old Shayne Wrede was reportedly identified as the primary suspect in the fatal shooting of 52-year-old Daniel Shealor of Fort Bragg. Shealor was brought to a local hospital on August 12, where he was pronounced dead. The shooting occurred on the 31000 block of Highway 20, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Through weeks of investigation, detectives not only identified Wrede as the primary suspect but found that he was free on bail and had failed to show up for his scheduled court appearance in a separate murder case, which had been scheduled for August 16. This failure to appear resulted in a felony warrant being issued for his arrest.
On August 25, authorities located Wrede on the 3800 block of Roseville Road in Sacramento and attempted to take him into custody, but Wrede fled. Law enforcement converged on the area where he’d been seen, including the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team in light of the circumstances surrounding both of Wrede’s cases.
Authorities located Wrede in the area at around 6:30 that evening and took him into custody without further incident. He was transported back up to Mendocino County and booked at the county jail on $575,000 bond, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The investigation remains active, and detectives are still working to piece together the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The Sheriff’s Office is calling on the public for help in acquiring surveillance footage from the area, as well as any pertinent information. Those with information relevant to the case are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 707-463-4086 or the MCSO tip line at 707-234-2100.