[UPDATE 9 p.m.: Suspect May Be Injured] Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Possibly Armed Willow Creek Man Who Fled After Domestic Dispute and Firing a Gunshot
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:
(Note: the suspect was involved in a domestic violence situation incident in March in which he barricaded himself in his girlfriend’s home.)
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Mountain View Ln. in Willow Creek around 2:54 p.m. today for a welfare check following a 911 open line call. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a domestic dispute developing between the female victim and 27-year-old Kason Crutchfield. The victim was able to safely leave the residence. A gunshot was then reportedly heard coming from inside. Crutchfield fled the residence out of a back door.
The Arcata Police Department K9 unit and a CHP helicopter are on scene assisting deputies.
Crutchfield is described as an American Indian male, approximately 5’7” tall, 230 pounds, with brown/black hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing shorts and no shirt. Willow Creek residents are advised to stay inside while deputies search for Crutchfield.
Anyone with information on Crutchfield’s location is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
UPDATE 9 p.m.: According to a tweet by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, “Willow Creek suspect Kason Crutchfield has not been located. Deputies believe he may be injured. Willow Creek residents, please call the Sheriff’s Office if you see Crutchfield or have any information about his whereabouts.”
- Barricaded subject In Willow Creek area This occurred in March of this year.
- Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Possibly Armed Willow Creek Man Who Fled After Domestic Dispute and Firing a Gunshot