Parolee Arrested for Domestic Violence and Drug Charges

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:

Joshua Brandon Marcum On 09/02/2017 at 11:56 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Garberville Station were dispatched to a motel located in the 800 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville, to investigate the report of Domestic Violence.

Upon arrival, Deputies determined that Joshua Brandon Marcum (age 29) was the aggressor in a Domestic Violence incident. Deputies also learned that Marcum is a California Department of Corrections (CDC) parolee and that he was wanted by CDC for parole violations. Marcum was subsequently placed under arrest for his warrant and the following charges:

  • Domestic violence causing injury – PC 273.5
  • Assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury – PC 245(a)(4)
  • Battery with force causing great bodily injury – PC 243(d)
  • Intimidating or preventing a victim from reporting a crime – PC 136.1(b)(1)

After Marcum was taken into custody, Deputies located approximately 59 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his possession. Marcum was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale – HS11378 and possession of a narcotic for sale – HS 11351.

Marcum was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the above charges. Due to Marcum’s parole status, he is ineligible for bail at this time.

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.



  • Those all look like strikable offences.

    • These pictures and this story make me really curious! how much meth is that? An 8ball is two grams. An 8ball should be about a week’s worth for a daily user, but some people will slam that much in a day. Quality must affect usage rates. This man was arrested with 29.5 of these. Coincidentally, I noticed in Redway that lots of folks are actively high tonight. The gas station was alit with folks twitching and gyrating. Was this man their resource or was that his personal stash? How big is the supply right now? Who has it? How does it get here? Where does it come from?


    “Nana” would be so proud

  • Another parolee out of prison still committing crimes, thanks to all you idiots who voted for the past propositions for criminal release. Let’s get them back on the next ballot, and be smart this time.

  • Yeeeha!! Prison must be fun.

  • Trillium Hummingbird

    Kern County, 6 years! Enjoy!

    There must be great drugs, terrific sex, and wonderful amenities in prison to make all these guys want to go back so badly…

  • It takes two to tango…probably both spun out…who knows the whole story….but yes def tried his best to go back to jail… Can yoiu hoop that much dope?

  • Besides not being able to leave, I would imagine jail would be a step up from the hotel he was found in. Three hot meals a day, color TV, books, board games a phone bank, free medical care including Dental why wouldn’t you want to go to jail? besides maybe Bubba.

  • real men don’t hit.

  • 😀😀😀😀😀😀

  • Damn it. U deleteded me. Even for this scumbag really.

  • [Edit, Look, I don’t want to ban you. But I will not tolerate the subject of prison rape bandied about like a joke when it is a serious problem and a terrible experience. Please do not keep posting these kinds of comments.]

  • In humboldt its a slap on the wrist,
    No big deal, dont do it again and promise to be good son! Court adjourned!

  • I’m sorry I just feel like these charges deserve every hate crime prison can offer

  • I’m sure after Da Maggie is done with him it will all just be plea-bargain too drunk in public and he will be set free with no trouble whatsoever. But I would really like you Kym to follow up on this case to see how she does plea-bargain or is she going to step up and put a really bad person away.

  • Ment to say meth not math. 🤓

  • Once you get into that system you are screwed. A bust like this is like a Safeway receipt: felony, felony,felony, enhancements, and sir your total today will be 10 years of your life. Thanks for acting like the fool. People with the IQ of a German Shepard being supervised by people with guns and power.

  • I can’t believe how many of u can sit and type up a whole bunch of judgemental comments.. Only God can US so who are any of u to sit and judge this man?? Don’t be ignorant because if this article we’re about u,, i don’t think u would appreciate a bunch of shit talking assholes leaving comments like what all of u have left on this page.. GOD FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO LORD JESUS..

  • Nicole Caraccilo Rodriguez

    ahh my brother, what would nana say? following in our dads footsteps sad

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