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Date Released: 7/16/2012
Subject: Assault with Deadly Weapon
Contact: Lt. Steve Knight
Case No#: 201203461
Released By: Lt. Steve Knight

Location: McKinleyville

On 07-14-2012, approximately 11:15 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office was notified of a possible assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in the 2800 block of McKinleyville Avenue, McKinleyville. When deputies and medical personnel arrived they located a 63 year old female with head trauma and multiple cuts on her body. The victim told the deputies she was assaulted by her daughter, Heather Megan Bohannon, 40 years old, who recently moved into her residence from San Francisco. The victim told the deputies she was in her bedroom, in bed, when Bohannon entered the room and told her she was going to kill her. Bohannon then put her hands around the victimís neck and began choking her. She then struck the victim several times in the head with a lamp and glass picture frame, before going into the kitchen and grabbing a knife. Bohannon then stood over the victim and swung the kitchen knife at her several times, striking her in the arms and legs. Bohannon then left the residence with her motherís car.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released for her injuries.

A be-on the lookout to law enforcement was broadcast statewide for Bohannon and the vehicle. Bohannon was located on 7-15-2012 in San Francisco by San Francisco police at Levenworth and Eddy Streets, San Francisco. San Francisco Police arrested her for assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft and terrorist threats. She is currently in San Francisco County jail awaiting transport back to Humboldt County. Her bail is set at $100,000.00.


Anyone with information for the Sheriffs 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.







Mike Downey
Sheriff