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On 08-31-2013, approximately 12:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing victim being treated at Mad River Community Hospital Emergency Room (E.R.). When a deputy arrived at the E.R. he met with the 32 year old male victim who resides in McKinleyville. The deputy saw the victim had several cuts on his body and a puncture wound on his right arm.
The victim told the deputy he was at Central Station Bar, McKinleyville at approximately 11:30 p.m. on 08-30-2013, when he got into an argument with a Hispanic man. He and the Hispanic man exited the bar to talk further. When they did three other Hispanic males followed them outside. The Hispanic male suspect and the victim got into a heated argument outside the bar. The suspect then pepper sprayed the victim in the eyes and started stabbing the victim with a pocket knife. After stabbing the victim several times the suspect fled in a blue four door “Mazda Type” sedan with dark tinted windows, in an unknown direction of travel. Deputies checked the area, but did not locate the suspect or vehicle. A be-on-the-lookout was placed for the suspect and his vehicle.
The suspect is described as: Hispanic male adult, approximately 5’8” tall, 145 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, and white plaid shorts. The suspect had a teardrop tattoo next to his eye area.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.