Woman’s Claims About Being Held Hostage Three Days With Children, ‘Not Quite as Reported,’ Says Sheriff’s Department
According to Samantha Karges, spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, just after 10:20 this morning, a female called and informed law enforcement that she had been held hostage with her children for three days by her husband in the Orick area.
She reported that she managed to escape, Karges said.
Law enforcement was told that the woman’s husband was possibly armed and responded to the scene.
“When we arrived, we made contact,” Karges explained and deputies are still investigating. However, Karges said, the situation is “not quite as reported.”
The situation appears to be a domestic dispute and deputies are still trying to learn more about the circumstances. But the woman and her children appear to be safe.
We’ll update when more information is released.