EPD Releases Information on Attempted Murder
This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
Upon arrival, officers located three individuals in the parking lot. A subject, later identified Grant Warner Anderson (33 years old), was found to be armed with a knife. Officers were able to quickly detain Anderson without incident. The two additional subjects were determined to be stabbing victims. One of the victims was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph ER for treatment. The other victim had minor injuries and declined medical assistance.
Through interviews it was determined that the victims had come to the parking lot to consume alcohol. While there one of the victims contacted the suspect and an altercation took place. The suspect produced a knife and began stabbing at the victim. The victim retreated and the suspect followed. At this point, the suspect began stabbing at both victims. Moments later the police arrived.
Based on the investigation, Anderson was taken into custody and transported to the Eureka Police Department for questioning. While in an interview room, Anderson became physically resistant with the officers and damaged city property. Anderson was soon transported to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was medically cleared for booking. Anderson was booked into the HCCF on charges of attempted murder, resisting arrest, and vandalism. He is being held on $500,000 bail.
Detectives are attempting to locate two witnesses associated with either a van or SUV that may have been present prior to and possibly during the incident. These persons are urged to contact Det. John Gordon at 707-441-4032.
This is an ongoing investigation and any further details will be released when appropriate.