Man Sent to Prison for Punching Restaurant Owner

Press release from the Humboldt County District Attorney:

Jason Curtis

Arrest photo of Jason Curtis. 

Today 38-year-old Jason Curtis of Eureka was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his assault on the 76-year-old owner of the “STUF’T POTATO” restaurant in Eureka.  The sentencing follows Mr. Curtis’ guilty plea to felony elder abuse inflicting injury (Penal Code section 368) and admission of the special allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury on a victim over 70 years of age.

Mr. Curtis received an additional 8-month sentence because he was on felony probation for vandalism when he committed the assault.

This outcome stems from Mr. Curtis’ actions on October 23, 2016.  When the owner asked the defendant to leave her business he punched her, breaking her nose and knocking her to the ground.  Three Humboldt Bay Fire personnel at the restaurant rushed to her aid and detained Mr. Curtis.

Earlier Chapter: ‘I Have a Broken Nose and Several Fractures…,’ Says 76-Year-Old Assault Victim

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14 comments

  • Sleepy Alligator

    This shitbag should have gotten 80 years but I guess 8 is better than 0.

  • Scumbag probably ruined the years this poor woman has left, the emotional and physical damage, that should be taken into account, and if she passes before he is out he should be held accountable for that too and sentenced again for negligent homicide. Fuck him! I’m glad she is strong and made it this far. Just imagine for a minute it was your grandma.

  • Another felon out on probation. Look at this guy and anyone can tell he has no business out in public. Calif better get it together before criminals and meth addicts take over.

  • Wait till the fellas find out he beat an elderly…

  • He is in deep thought in this picture

  • Just My Opinion

    I wish someone would tie his hands behind his back, strap him to the wall and eat the shit out of him until he has a fractured nose and jaw. If it sounds like I’m vindictive, I not. Just needs to learn a basic principal. You reep what you sow and what goes around comes around. Oh, and if he doesn’t have the money to pay for the medical expenses, tough shit, live with it. Why should we (tax payers) fund his insanity.

  • Maybe he was trying to punch the wall…..i dont know….going out on a limb here, maybe not the best vision lol

  • Didn’t scar her at all. She is one tough wonderful lady. Amazing food made to order. Little hidden hole in the wall. Best kept secret in Eureka. So glad this scumbag won’t walk with a slap on the wrist. And btw if my tax dollars pay for the surgery this woman needed for being randomly assaulted, I’m all in!

    • I have followed this story since the assault occurred last year. The food at Stuffed Potato was delicious and I agree with SoHum Local, the restaurant is a hidden gem. I hope she comes back to share all her wonderful German recipes with the rest of Eureka and doesn’t let this stop her.

  • sorry and shocked to read about this wonderfully creative woman. sorry it was Jason, one of southern Humboldt’s own. seemed to raise himself. too long around the wilds of eureka. he really blue it now.

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