South Lake Tahoe Suspect in Rohnert Park Man's Death at Pot Farm Extradited

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 15, 2016 / comments

Santa Rosa Press Democrat -- Joshua Ruoff, 30, of South Lake Tahoe was booked into the Mendocino County Jail at 11:40 p.m. 

A man suspected of killing a fellow worker at a remote Mendocino County marijuana farm and then fleeing the state has been brought back to California after losing his four-month bid to fight extradition, Sheriff’s officials said.

Ruoff was booked on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, records show.

Investigators suspect Ruoff attacked Timothy Sweeting, 27, of Rohnert Park on May 17 at the property in northwest Covelo...

A deputy sent to the Covelo property found a bloody scene inside the house, but no sign of Sweeting, his dog or his Chevrolet Tahoe. He also found about 400 marijuana plants spread among a greenhouse, backyard garden and the house...

A dog found Sweeting’s body June 2 on the property in a shallow grave...

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