Sheriff Looking for Man Accused of Hatchet Attack
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 03-18-2015 at about 5:00 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputy spoke to a 35 year old male victim at the Sheriff’s Office in Eureka. The victim wanted to report that he had been assaulted by 60 year old Harry Robert Schultz on 03-17-2015 at about 9:00 a.m. at a cabin located off Bear Creek Road, Dinsmore.
The victim reported to the deputy he has been friends with Schultz for about 5 years. The victim said he works in construction so Schultz hired him to build a two story cabin on his property off Bear Creek Road. The victim said on 03-17-2015 at about 9:00 a.m. while he was cooking breakfast for both of them Schultz struck him on the back of the head with the blunt end of a hatchet. The victim said Schultz struck him a total of (3) time in the head with the blunt end of a hatchet. The victim said he was able to wrestle the hatchet out of Shultz’s hand after the third strike to his head.
The victim said Schultz did not say anything to him during the assault and the victim had no idea why he was attacked by Schultz. The victim said after the assault Schultz sat down calmly in a chair. The victim said he called a friend, who came to the cabin and gave him a ride to the Southern Trinity Health Clinic located in Trinity County. The victim said he received a wound to the back of his head which required staples to close. The victim further reported he has been suffering problems to his vision. The victim sated Schultz is no longer on the property in Dinsmore.
The Sheriff’s Office has issued a Be On the Look Out (BOL) for Harry Schultz to other law enforcement agencies to arrest Schultz for assault with a deadly weapon if he is located. Schultz is described as a white, male adult, 6 foot tall, 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.