Murder Suspect Not Charged

Becuase of insufficient evidence, a Clearlake man was not charged yesterday with murder for a double homicide. Police believe 26-year-old Francisco Leon-Sarmiento is connected to the murders of Steven Jepsen, 54, and Juan Perez-Rodriguez, 38 because he was seen leaving the scene of the crime on the 16000 block of 35th Avenue. According to CPD, the two victims were shot during a dispute about a pot transaction. Leon-Sarmiento remains in custody on a marijuana charge.