Suspect Barricaded in Hydesville Home After Shooting at Neighbor’s Place Last Night, Says Sheriff’s Office

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:

Eric Lee BarberOn Friday, February 9, 2018 at approximately 10:03 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the area of 3994 Highway 36, Hydesville. A witness reported that forty-five year old suspect Eric Lee Barber was shooting at their residence with a rifle.

Barber barricaded himself in his residence and refused to cooperate with deputy commands to exit. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation and S.W.A.T . Teams were activated and responded to the scene. After numerous attempts to gain Barber’s cooperation proved futile, S.W.A.T. made entry into the residence and took Barber into custody without further incident. Barber was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for PC 245(a)(4)- Assault by Force, likely to cause Great Bodily Injury, PC 246.3 Discharge a Firearm in Negligent Manner, and PC 148(a) 1- Obstruct/Resisting a Public Officer. His bail has been set at $100,000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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.

UPDATE: Victims of Last Night’s Shooting in Hydesville Speak Out (Videos/Photo)

Earlier Chapter: Shots Fired Near Hydesville; Residents Told to Shelter in Place



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