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Man sought in Yuba County homicide arrested in Carmichael

A man suspected of killing his girlfriend last weekend in Yuba County has been arrested in Carmichael.

Johnnyrae Witt, 25, of Sacramento was taken into custody at 2:50 p.m. Friday in the 5300 block of Gibbons Drive, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Sacramento County deputies with the department’s Special Enforcement Detail and Critical Incident Negotiations Team assisted Yuba County sheriff’s detectives, and Witt was taken into custody without incident, Sacramento County sheriff’s officials said. They reported that other people in the house were detained for service of the search warrant.

Witt is suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend, Leslie Cramblit, 31, of Rio Linda early Sunday morning in Rackerby, about 25 miles northeast of Yuba City, Yuba County officials told local media.

Monday night, Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies searched a Rio Linda home for Witt. Heavily armed deputies used robots to enter the home near Ninth Avenue and Oak Lane. They eventually determined no one was home.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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