Deputy Uses Taser to Stun Uncooperative Trespasser, Says Sheriff’s Office

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

201600078 DavisOn Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to Sagewood Drive, McKinleyville, for a report of an unwanted subject. The subject, later identified as 24 year old John Davis, was refusing to leave an unfinished residence. Upon arrival, construction workers showed deputies where Davis was lying. Deputies announced they were with the Sheriff’s Office and that Davis had to get up because he was trespassing on private property. Davis continued to refuse. One of the deputies grabbed Davis in an attempt to get him to leave and a struggle ensued. Davis was touch stunned from one of the deputies Taser’s, and the deputies were eventually able to overcome Davis’s resistance and place him in handcuffs behind his back. Davis was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for resisting arrest.

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.

Mike Downey
Sheriff

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