Man Stabbed; Law Enforcement Asks Public’s Help Locating Suspect

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:

HCSOOn Thursday, February 4, 2016, at about 11:53 p.m. deputies responded to Marshall Ln. at Big Hill for a report of a stabbing. The suspect, Charlie aka “Little Charlie” McCovey, was attempting to assault a neighbor when the 26 year old male victim heard the neighbor yelling for help. The victim ran to the neighbor’s residence and located an IMA [Indian Male] adult standing on the porch of the residence. An altercation ensued and McCovey stabbed the victim, causing a large laceration. The suspect then fled the area. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate McCovey. McCovey is said to be from Oregon and sometimes stays with relatives in the Hoopa area.

McCovey should be considered dangerous and armed with a large knife. He is described as an [Indian Male Adult,] about 5’9”-5’10”, thin build with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, and black/blue Jordan tennis shoes. McCovey is believed to be 19 years old. The victim’s wound is not life threatening.

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

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