[UPDATE 6:06 P.M.] Rio Dell Police Officer Taken Into Custody
Press release provided by the Humboldt County District Attorney’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 06-05-15, Humboldt County District Attorney Investigators arrested Kevin Harralson for two counts of PC243(e)(1) – Battery upon a cohabitant, and one count of PC417(a)(2) – Exhibiting a firearm. Harralson, a police officer for the City of Rio Dell, was taken into custody without incident and with the cooperation of the Rio Dell Police Department. He was booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where bail was set at $100,000.00. The arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office regarding incidents in August 2014 and March 2015. Inquiries should be directed to District Attorney Maggie Fleming at 707-445-7411.
Harralson is one of four full time employees for the department, according to the City of Rio Dell website.
Update 6:06 P.M.: The City of Rio Dell has sent along their own press release. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Friday June 5, 2015 investigators with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office arrested Officer Kevin Harralson of the Rio Dell Police Department related to allegations of two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and one misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon. Officer Harralson was arrested without incident in cooperation with Rio Dell officials.
Officer Harralson has been placed on administrative leave pending a personnel investigation and the outcome of the charges from District Attorneys Office. All questions related to criminal charges should be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.