Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man early this morning after investigating reports that he had assaulted his girlfriend with his vehicle. At about 8:30 p.m. last night a Hoopa woman reported that her boyfriend had driven his vehicle into hers as she tried to drive away from their residence following an argument with him. Evidence at the scene was consistent with her report.
A records check revealed that the suspect, Wilfred Ernest Ferris Jr., 53 of Hoopa also had two outstanding warrants, including one for being a felon in possession of a firearm. With the victim’s permission, deputies searched the residence for Ferris but were unable to locate him. However, the search revealed three firearms and ammunition inside the residence.
Shortly after midnight Deputy Cory Hicks discovered that Ferris had returned to the home. Deputy Hicks arrested Ferris without incident. Ferris was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and a felon in possession of a firearm (in connection with the three found at his residence). Additionally, he was booked for the two warrants which included charges of making threats with the intent to terrorize, and a felon in possession of a firearm.
The woman was not injured in the incident.