Mother and Daughter Arrested For Ramming Each Other With Their Vehicles
A mother and daughter argument escalated into violence about 10:50 last night near the corner of Melville and Locust Streets in Garberville. According to Sergeant Ken Swithenbank of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the mother, Electra Richard, age 47 hit her daughter, Amber Richard, age 22, with an object.
“The victim was struck in the head with a metal baseball bat,” Swithenbank said.
The incident continued to escalate. The two women, he said, then “got in their vehicles and both rammed each other.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the scene and the mother and daughter went to jail for assault with a deadly weapon, Swithenbank said.
UPDATE 11:54 a.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at about 10:53 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call for a physical altercation involving baseball bats near the intersection of Locust St and Melville Rd in Garberville. Upon arrival, deputies contacted 48 year old Electra Angela Richards, and 22 year old Amber Rose Richard outside a residence on the 400 block of Melville Rd. Electra is the mother of Amber. Amber stated Electra hit her on the head with a metal baseball bat during the altercation. The incident continued to escalate. Both women got in vehicles and each rammed into each other’s vehicle.
Electra Angela Richard and Amber Rose Richard were both arrested and taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Electra and Amber were both given a bail of $50,000.
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.