Two Women Battle In Front of Hydesville Mobile Home, Gun Discharged, One Arrested

UPDATE: 6/17, 9:31 a.m.: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:

On 06-16-2014, at approximately 7:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s received a 911 call regarding a verbal argument and three shots being heard coming from the intersection of Johnson Road and Hugh Lane, Hydesville. While deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers (C.H.P.) were responding to the scene, the reporting party said they could still hear an argument occurring near a single wide mobile home at the corner of Johnson Road and Hugh Lane, Hydesville. A second citizen called 911 and reported they saw a female drag another female to the ground and beat the female up with her fists.   That citizen reported during the fight, one of the females fired a handgun into the air.

When deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers arrived on scene, they determined there had been a physical fight between two females. Neither adult female wanted to pursue charges regarding the assault. During the fight, one of the combatants, Marilyn Jane Mayer, 28 years old from Scotia, brandished and fired a handgun into the air. Deputies recovered a loaded .40 caliber semi-auto handgun at the scene, along with spent shell casings. The handgun was determined to be reported stolen out of Irvine, California.

The other female involved in the assault did not wish to pursue charges. Mayer was arrested for possession of stolen property and negligently discharging a firearm. She was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked. Her bail was set at $25,000.00.

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.

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Original Post: Scanner traffic indicates that a gunshots were fired in the Hydesville area about 7:45 p.m. There appears to have some sort of altercation.  Scanner traffic reports a woman being assaulted. A yellow truck was found empty, disabled, and blocking the road near Johnson Road and Hugh Lane. 

Humboldt County Sheriff deputies have responded. We’ll update as soon as we have more information.


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