Two Arrested in Earlier Tasing Incident in Garberville
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 08-08-2016 at 2:12 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station conducted a probation search at a residence located in the 900 block of Locust Street, Garberville. Deputies had received numerous complaints from citizens reporting narcotics activity.
Deputies contacted Garberville resident, Kelly Winters (age 43), and searched her person pursuant to her probation terms. Deputies located suspected methamphetamine and concentrated cannabis on her person. Winters was detained pending further investigation. When deputies attempted to search Winters’ residence, Jacob Silverman (age 40), fled from a back bedroom window. Deputies pursued Silverman who was subsequently apprehended by the use of a Taser. [We’ve learned from Sgt. Jesse Taylor that he was not the officer who deployed the taser as was reported in an earlier story. He said, “We’re still looking into why the taser was deployed.”] Silverman received medical attention at a nearby hospital and was later booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) for resisting arrest.
Winters’ residence was also searched pursuant to her probation terms. Deputies seized approximately three pounds of marijuana and additional suspected methamphetamine from within the residence. Winters was booked into the HCCF for possession of a controlled substance, possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, and probation violation.
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.