Scissors Stabbing in SoHum
Humboldt Co Sheriff’s Press Release:
On 2-4-2013, approximately 1:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing that occurred at a Garberville Hotel in the 700 block of Redwood drive, Garberville. A deputy and California Highway Patrol Officers (CHP) responded to the scene, along with medical. When the deputy arrived on scene the CHP Officers had detained the stabbing suspect, identified as Paul McCarver, 40 years old from Blue Lake, in their patrol car.
The deputy interviewed the stabbing victim who told the deputy he and his friend were in the parking lot of the hotel when they were approached by McCarver who asked them for a car jack. They refused to give him one and McCarver became angry. Words were exchanged and McCarver brandished a pair of scissors.
The words escalated into a physical fight between McCarver and the victim. During the fight McCarver stabbed the victim in the bicep causing an approximate ½ gash. The investigating deputy interviewed McCarver who told the deputy he stabbed the victim in self defense. McCarver had injuries consistent with being in a physical fight.
McCarver was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional facility. His bail is set at $50,000.00. He was treated by medical staff at the Correctional Facility for his injuries.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.