[UPDATE 8:50 p.m.] Man Wanted for Attempted Murder With a Hammer Arrested
Robert Stepp, Jr., who was wanted by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office following an alleged attack with a hammer on another man in Garberville about 1:30 this morning, was detained by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office about 7:45 p.m.
Stepp was located in a home on Cedar Street not far from the alleged attack. We’ve requested more information from the Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: According to Lt. Ken Swithenbank, “We received information that he was in a Cedar Street Apartment.” He added that through a third party, Stepp made arrangements to turn himself in. Stepp, he said, was allegedly involved in making threats to the man that showed up at Whitethorn School which caused the school to go on lockdown.
UPDATE 8:50 p.m.: The video below shows the Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies asking the suspect to come out. Following that are a series of photos showing the arrest provided by a reader.
Earlier Chapter: Man Sought for Attempted Homicide With a Hammer Near Garberville