Man Arrested with Stolen Firearm Later Taken to Hospital

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:

201600118On Friday, January 8, 2016, at about 9:51 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1800 block of Barnum Rd, Miranda, for the report of a subject with a gun. Deputies contacted 44-year-old Hugh Henson, from Miranda, who had a felony warrant for his arrest. Deputies conducted a probation search and located a pistol inside Henson’s residence. The pistol was later determined stolen out of Fortuna.

Henson was arrested for being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm, a prohibited person possessing a firearm, violation of probation, and his felony warrant. Henson was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for booking. Due to medical issues he was taken to a local hospital for treatment and issued a citation for his fresh charges.

On Tuesday, January 12th, Henson was contacted and arrested by deputies in Southern Humboldt and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on his outstanding warrant.

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.



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