Stabbing Victim Identified

May 4th’s stabbing victim in Hoopa has been identified.

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:

imageservlet (32)The victim in this case has been identified as 30 year old, Mark Duane Nelson from Hoopa. On 05-06-2015 at about 12:00 p.m. Nelson was cleared for released from Mad River Hospital after being treated for his stab wound. Nelson was then arrested by the Sheriff’s Office, because he had a no bail, felony arrest warrant for violation of parole. Nelson was then transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on his arrest warrant.

The Sheriff’s office is still asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who assaulted Nelson on 05-04-2015 off Marshall Lane, Hoopa.


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