Detained Man Dies After Being Released, Says Sheriff’s Office
Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 07-08-17, Humboldt County Sheriff Deputies contacted several subjects on South Depot Road in Fields Landing due to complaints of trespassing and illegal dumping. While speaking with these subjects an uninvolved person began impeding the investigation. That subject was detained in handcuffs until the investigation was completed.
He was released from handcuffs and walked away. As the subject walked away, he began experiencing a medical emergency and lifesaving efforts were initiated by deputies on scene. Medical personnel arrived on scene and the subject was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified. The multi-agency Critical Incident Response Team has been summoned and will begin their investigation
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.