[UPDATE 10:25 p.m.] A Suspect Hiding in a Utility Trailer Was Surrounded and Arrested in Downtown Eureka Today by EPD and the Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office
One suspect fled through the business and out the back. Witnesses reported that he jumped into a utility trailer there and may have been carrying something concealed, possibly a gun, under his shirt. Meanwhile, other law enforcement detained one suspect at the vehicle and located a loaded handgun under the seat of the vehicle, a Dodge Ram, which was discovered to be stolen.
It was determined that the fleeing suspect, Beau McClung of Eureka, had warrants out for his arrest.
‘We took it slow and set up a perimeter,” said Eureka Police captain, Steve Watson. It took repeated calls but, he said, “Fortunately, [McClung] chose to surrender.”
This was great teamwork, Braud said complementing the Eureka Police. Watson, also, said both the Sheriff’s Department and the EPD worked very well together.
UPDATE 10:25 p.m.: Sheriff’s Office Releases More Information on Arrest in Eureka