Fortuna Man Surrenders to Answer Charges of Attempted Homicide

This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Elijah Stonebear Williams

Photo of Elijah Stonebear Williams provided by Arcata Police in 2017.

In July of 2017, the Arcata Police Department responded to the report of a shooting at a house party in the 200 Blk of 12th Street. The incident resulted in one subject being shot in the leg. Investigators identified Elijah Stonebear Williams, 20, of Fortuna as the suspect in the shooting.

Over the past months, investigators, assisted by the Fortuna Police Department, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and the U.S. Marshal’s Service, have worked toward locating Williams. Numerous search warrants were served and dozens of locations explored in an attempt to locate Williams.

On 04/05/2018, following the search of a residence in Arcata where Williams had been recently staying, Williams surrendered to officers from the Fortuna Police Department.

Williams was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of Attempted Murder.

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6 comments

  • A product of generation X.

    • Veteran's Friend

      Which was a product of the prior generation…what is your point, besides making your hat sit funny on your head?

  • Life is good OG

    Another one who turned himself in. Now I bet he pleads not guilty. Or will he man up like the guy who killed his girlfriend. Time will tell.

  • Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one’s view’s and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one’s valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

    • My liege, and madam, to expostulate
      What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night night, and time is time,
      Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.
      Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
      And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
      I will be brief.

      -Polonius, from Hamlet

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Finally, a kindred spirit. Make my . . .uh . . .whatever.

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