Man Sought for Stabbing Brother

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 10-26-2015 at 9:03 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a residence located in the 400 block of Railroad Avenue, Blue Lake, regarding an assault that had just occurred. When deputies arrived on scene they located a 30 year old male victim, who had been stabbed several times by his older brother, 44 year old, Charles William Huntzinger Jr. Medical arrived on scene and the victim was transported to a local hospital. The victim is currently in stable condition. Charles Huntzinger fled the scene prior to deputies arrival.

The crime scene was secured and Investigators with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office were contacted and arrived on scene to take over the investigation. A search warrant was obtained for the crime scene. Investigators then processed the scene and collected evidence and spoke to witnesses related to the assault.

At this time it is unclear why the suspect, Chuck Huntizinger attacked his brother with a knife. The area was checked for Chuck Huntzinger with negative results.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Be on the Lookout (BOL) to other law enforcement agencies to arrest Charles Huntzinger for attempted murder. Charles Huntizinger is described as a Native American, male, 6’-3”, 145 pounds, with short black hair.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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