Breaking News: Man Allegedly Tried to Strangle Dog, Fired Shots after Fleeing Owner
According to Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement is on the lookout for Kip Branson of Blocksburg who allegedly fired three shots at a woman as she fled across the Alderpoint Bridge. The incident was reported at approximately 3:50 p.m. today.
According to the victim, Branson accused her of burning down his home. The woman said that Branson reached into the car, grabbed her dog and tried to strangle it. As she fled in her car, Branson, allegedly fired three rounds at her. The woman was uninjured.
Branson is 5’9″, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. (See mugshot from 2010 on the left.) He is associated with a four-door, silver sedan of an unknown make and model.
Taylor says the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. The public is advised to immediately call 911 if he is spotted.