Man Struck With Firearm and Thrown Over Balcony of Motel While Allegedly Attempting to Sell Marijuana
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 Saturday September 23, 2017 at approximately 5:15 pm, Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Best Western- Humboldt House Inn in Garberville for a report of a male subject that was injured and in the possession of a firearm. Deputies located the subject who had been transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Deputies learned through their investigation the victim attempted to sell marijuana to two unidentified individuals at the motel. The individuals pulled out firearms and robbed the victim of the marijuana. The victim attempted to grab his marijuana when he was struck in the face with the firearm. The victim was thrown over the balcony and landed on the first floor of the motel where he suffered moderate injuries.
The two individuals were described as heavier set African-American adults wearing blue jeans. They were last seen leaving the area in a newer model silver Dodge Stratus with Oregon license plates. A firearm was recovered on scene.