Intoxicated, Undressed, Spitting: 18-Year-Old Arrested

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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:

On Monday, February 29, 2016 at about 5:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 3300 block of 18th Street in Eureka for a report of an intoxicated male who was walking around with his pants down around his ankles. When deputies approached the area the suspect ran away from them. Deputies pursued in their vehicles and followed the suspect to a residence on the 1800 block of Circle Dr. The suspect fled into a shed in one of the back yards. Deputies cornered him and a brief altercation ensued. The suspect continued to fight the deputies and was subsequently tased. Deputies received minor abrasions during the scuffle.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance because of the tasing. At the hospital the suspect spat at deputies and medical staff. A mask was placed over his mouth to prevent him from expectorating on those nearby. The suspect was cleared by the hospital and taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was positively identified as 18 year old Jacob Richards of Korbel. Richards was arrested for battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

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.



  • old town observer

    When is the crappy camera and subsequent mugshots going to cost us in money and public safety because someone gets released when a lawyer makes the case that it is bias and preventing a fair trial?

    This is obviously intentional at this point, it has been a joke and almost always gets a public comment or two as well.

    The HCSO has had years to fix it, how about it?…especially after Measure Z.

    I have a 10 year old digital camera I’ll donate to them, it do better than this.

    • Seriously, this doesn’t really seem like a problem with a camera, does it? Or are you joking and I missed it… af

  • What a punk spitting on people trying to help u!

  • You can get profiled for having your pants around your ankles? Isn’t that the urban fashion trend?

  • So sad. I hope he gets the help he needs. Clearly, not in his ‘right’mind. Poor kid. Some of the drugs out there are very powerful, can last for weeks. The jail is no place for him. He needs to be with good people right now who have his best interests at heart. No one knows what this boy have endured, everyone has a story. All we see is a shitty mugshot and a police report. I wish him and his family the best possible outcome.

  • Its hard being a thug with his pants down around my ankles


    Shoot thus guy and free us of this scum already!

  • Who knows what’s in that spit. Good moves deputies!!

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