[UPDATE 6:36 A.M.] Law Enforcement on the Lookout for Armed Suspect in Southern Humboldt
According to Sgt. Samuel Williams of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, around 8 p.m. today (Sunday,) James Bull of Southern Humboldt was in an altercation with another individual in the Myers Flat area. Bull brandished a black, semi-automatic handgun. There was a struggle for the firearm. Bull regained possession and struck the victim with the handgun leaving visible marks. He fled. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for him.
Bull is a white, male adult in his 40’s, 6’1″, brown hair and blue eyes. If you have information on his whereabouts, please call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 445 7251.
UPDATE 6:36 a.m.:
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 04-05-2015, just before 8:00 P.M., the Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding an assault involving a firearm. Deputies responded to an area near the ten thousand block of Dyerville Loop Rd., in Myers Flat, Ca., to investigate.
Deputies contacted the Victim in the case and learned he had been in an altercation with a neighbor he identified as, James Bull, 47, of Myers Flat, Ca. The Victim reported that James was shouting as he walked up his driveway toward the residence. James then threw an object at the Victim’s vehicle, breaking the windshield. James removed a firearm from his waistband and pointed it at the Victim. The Victim attempted to gain possession of the firearm, and a physical struggle ensued. James was ultimately able to maintain possession of the firearm, and fled the scene on foot. The firearm was not reported to have been fired during the incident. However, the Victim did sustain moderate injuries from the physical altercation.
Deputies checked the area, as well as the address listed for James. As of this time, James has not been located.
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.