A second suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of Brookings resident Judi Schlem was arrested in Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday.
Brian Keith Randall, 30, of Salinas, was the subject of a man hunt following the Dec. 13 shooting. He turned himself in at the Lakewood Sub-station of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department on Monday.
Randall was transported from Southern California to the Monterey County Jail by members of the Investigation Division of the Salinas Police Department.
Randall and the first suspect, Robert Allen Langley, 26, of Salinas, were arraigned Tuesday with bail set at more than $500,000 each, Monterey County authorities said.
Langley and Randall were each charged with murder, robbery, attempt to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and carrying a concealed weapon.
Langley was arrested in Salinas on Dec. 15, two days after the shooting incident there.
The men were scheduled for arraignment Monday, but a court calendar mixup caused a delay until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, when bail was set at $522,500 for Randall, and $527,500 for Langley. The men are scheduled to appear at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 2 to enter pleas.
Schlem, 48, was shot and killed in front of a Salinas apartment complex when the two suspects were allegedly attempting an armed robbery of a third man.
When Randall and Langley accosted the intended victim in the parking lot of the apartment complex where Schlem was visiting, an exchange of gunfire erupted.
The intended victim is a resident in the apartment complex where Schlems son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Anne, reside.
Schlem, who, with Anne, was unloading Christmas gifts from her vehicle, was hit by a stray round and killed instantly.
She was in Salinas to attend a graduation ceremony at the Galt Correctional Officer Academy, where husband Doug, and Matt were completing a training program.
The men chose to complete the training and participate in the graduation ceremony.
They were both excellent students and will make excellent officers, academy administrator, Marty Jones said Tuesday.
They are scheduled to report for duty the day after Christmas, with Matt at the Soledad Training Facility in Salinas, and Doug at Pelican Bay State Prison.
A memorial service is scheduled for Judi Schlem at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at the Church of the Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave.
An open house is planned following the service at the home of Barbara and Eldon Gossett.