Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Justin Patrick for Attempted Rape and More

12809882_1743062999246869_1190626396_oThink you’ve seen a lot of posts about sexual assault suspect Justin Patrick? You’re right! This makes the 5th post in the last 24 hours. That’s the most we ever remember making about anyone person in that short of time.

Among other updates on the story, this one corrects Humboldt States misattribution of the arrest. Instead of Arcata Police capturing the suspect Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies get the honor.

This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

12802752_10153460633203526_478428366813336825_nOn Tuesday March 1, 2016, at 8:51 pm, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office located attempted sexual assault suspect Justin Farris Patrick in the lobby of the Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville.

Patrick was interviewed by APD investigators regarding the attempted sexual assault in the 1900 block of H Street in Arcata, and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility by APD on the following charges:

  • PC 664/261(a)(2): Attempted Rape
  • PC 236: False Imprisonment
  • PC 243.4(e)(1): Sexual Battery
  • PC 240/242: Assault & Battery

A bail enhancement in the amount of $350,000.00 was sought by investigators and was granted by a judge of the Humboldt County Superior Court.

UPDATE 1 p.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at about 10:44 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the McKinleyville Airport for a report of wanted person Justin Patrick sleeping on the premises. Patrick was wanted by the Arcata Police Department for assault and battery, touching a person intimately against their will, and false imprisonment.

Deputies responded to the airport and approached the sleeping Patrick. Patrick awoke from his slumber after deputies called him by name. Patrick was handcuffed and placed in the patrol vehicle. At the request of the Arcata Police Department, deputies took Patrick to APD Headquarters. Patrick was released to the officers for questioning.

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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