Swinging Hatchet at a Person Leads to Arrest, Says MCSO
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:
On 09-23-2022 about 10:50 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch advised of a violation of a court order on Airport Road in Covelo, California.
Deputies were unable to respond immediately due to numerous emergency calls for service in Willits and Covelo.
Deputies did contact the reporting party by phone and the incident was not actively in progress and the subject had left the location.
On 09-24-2022 at approximately 3:00 AM Deputies arrived at the location and contacted the reporting party.
Deputies learned Fox Blue Hoaglin [46-year-old male from Covelo] came to the reporting person’s property in violation of a served tribal court order. Hoaglin was reportedly armed with a hatchet and was told he needed to leave. Hoaglin then swung the hatchet at one of the involved parties.
Deputies noticed Hoaglin in the neighboring yard and he fled while attempting to hide in a shed. After a brief struggle, Hoaglin was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon (245(A)(1) PC) regarding the reported incident. Deputies located a hatchet just outside of the shed Hoaglin ran into.
Hoaglin was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.