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Redding Man Arrested For Trinity County Murder, Friends Remember Victim

Published On: Oct 03 2012 10:08:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2012 12:21:17 AM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

A Redding man was arrested Tuesday, accused of a murder in Trinity County.

Deputies said Brandon Trammel, 33, was arrested at his Redding home Tuesday afternoon.

The victim Dean Compton was allegedly shot and killed at his home in Hyampom Monday night.

Trammel is a former employee at Central Valley High School in the City of Shasta Lake.

According to the Gateway Unified School District Trammel worked as a campus monitor, helping to break up fights and patrol the campus.

School officials said he started working for the district in August 2010 but suffered an injury and stopped working in March 2012.

On Tuesday Trammel was arrested at his Gold Street home in Redding, neighbors said Trammel usually kept to himself and was often seen around his home.

Friends of Dean Compton's said they were shocked by the news.

"He would do anything for anybody. He always had our backs no matter what," said Tony Hallman, a longtime friend of Compton's.

Hallman said Compton was a prominent figure in Trinity County, owned multiple businesses, helped law enforcement with training and worked for a time as a bouncer at Johnny's Cathouse in Redding.

"I know there's many people out there that are completely destroyed by this fact. Dean had a very good influence in Weaverville and I'm sure he will be very missed," said Hallman.

A member of Trammel's family said they did not wish to comment on the case but said they are sick over the issue as well.

Trammel is temporarily being held in the Shasta County Jail and will be transferred to Trinity County to face the murder charge. Trammel is held on $1 million dollars bail.