Woman Taken Into Custody After Allegedly Assaulting Someone With a Large Stick and Brandishing Knife

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

On 09-13-2017 at about 0900 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of McCullens Avenue for a disturbance call.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that one of the involved parties had been assaulted with a large stick. After the assault, the female suspect fled into a nearby trailer. The suspect was identified as Jennifer May Cooper (39 years old of Eureka). Officers set up a perimeter around the trailer and attempted contact with her. Officers and mental health staff were able to begin negotiations with Cooper through an open trailer window.

At one point during negotiations, Cooper brandished a knife. Personnel continued to communicate with Cooper and ultimately were able to get her to exit the trailer, where she was taken into custody.

Cooper was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and vandalism. She is being held on $50,000 bail.



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