Categorized | Crime, Fortuna

Drug-Addled Woman Arrested In Stabbing

Randi Barton, 23, also a felon in possession of ammo

 

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

 

A man stumbling into Fortuna City Hall with a bleeding stab wound led to the arrest of a young woman on the south end of Fortuna this morning.

At approximately 11:03 a.m. this morning, an unnamed 57-year-old victim came to the front counter of the Fortuna Police Department holding the right side of his neck, which was gushing blood.

According to an FPD release, the victim, whose name was withheld, said he’d been stabbed in the neck by 23-year-old Randi Elizabeth Barton, who he cohabitates with at a home on the 3400 block of Rohnerville Road.


While FPD detectives immediately provided first aid, they questioned the victim, who turned over a knife blade with the handle broken off, the implement that he had supposedly been stabbed with. He was later treated and released from Redwood Memorial Hospital.

Law enforcement responded to their home and arrested Barton without incident. She was transported to Humboldt County jail and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a cohabitant likely to produce great bodily injury, violation of her probation, possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

7 Responses to “Drug-Addled Woman Arrested In Stabbing”

  1. That’s an awesome mugshot.

  2. skippy says:

    Folks may remember the announcement and subsequent wide-scale search for Ms. Barton that occurred when she was reported missing on August 23 of last year. She was located nearly 10 days later. (You may notice a difference in her appearance between the time the picture contained in the link was taken, and that of the above mugshot; a period of 5 months)

    Remarkably similar to the above incident, Ms. Barton was arrested by Fortuna police in August of 2008.

    According to the Ukiah Daily Journal/Times-Standard article of April 25, 2008:

    “A verbal argument led to violence Thursday morning after a 19-year-old woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the back three times with a steak knife, according to the Fortuna Police Department.

    Officers were called to the residence in the 3100 block of Smith Lane at about 10 a.m. Thursday, where the suspect, Randi Barton, was found hiding under a pile of clothing in the back bedroom’s closet, according to police.

    Officers arrested Barton on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. She was booked into Humboldt County Jail and remained in custody Thursday afternoon.

    The victim was treated at Redwood Memorial Hospital, but was expected to recover from his injuries.

    ‘Officers learned that the stabbing was a result of a verbal argument that escalated into Barton stabbing the victim,’ police said.”

  3. Jeff says:

    Wow, Randi is or usually being a hooker at a bar in Eureka Old Town, she was a skank – did not clean herself “down there”. Eeaaww!

  4. skippy says:

    Behavior that’s unfortunately dangerous for self and others. We might recommend, for starters, a short time in the pokey drying up, taking the time to think things over a bit and reconsider one’s options through counseling and treatment, and, oh, we don’t know, maybe some ixnay on the knife-play?

  5. Jack says:

    Holy! I saw Ms Barton blow some tweaker out back from Steve & Dave’s Bar on the 4th of Jan. She looks like a strung out ho-bag.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks


Leave a Reply

HumSentinel on Twitter

RSS Progressive Review

  • Why you shouldn't vote for a corporate executive
    Sam Smith - There is a widespread myth that corporate executives are exquisitely prepared to run other things, like community organizations, states or our nation.  This is a myth broadly enabled by large corporate media but it makes little sense. Here's why:Corporate executives can fire people, move them to new jobs, promote or demote them. You can […]
  • Preserving a Jewish state or the Jewish soul?
    From 50 years of our overstocked archivesSam Smith, 2006 - Vigdor Lieberman that nasty member of the Israel cabinet, wants to get rid of the Arabs so his country can remain a Jewish state. It's not a new idea; shoving Arabs around helped Israel get started. And it didn't work all that well. Fifty years of misery as the Israelis and the Arabs compet […]
  • Mid and late career teachers underpaid
    Center for American Progress: Mid- and late-career teacher base salaries are painfully low in many states. In Colorado, teachers with a graduate degree and 10 years of experience make less than a trucker in the state. In Oklahoma, teachers with 15 years of experience and a master’s degree make less than sheet metal workers. And teachers in Georgia with 10 ye […]
  • Photo of the day
    L'Osservatore Romano photo of Pope having lunch with Vatican workers […]
  • Stupid Washington Post tricks
    James Zogby, Arab American Institute - As the Israeli ground offensive was beginning, the [Washington] Post featured a front page headline, in large type, reading "Two Israelis Killed in Gaza Clash." In smaller type there was a subhead, "Death toll tops 330 as Hamas militants step up attacks." The story began, "Hamas militants intens […]
  • Furthermore. . .
    Gaza death toll now over 1,000Top Palestinian officials have accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza, filing a complaint Friday to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. […]
  • 2500 Ground Zero responders have come down with cancer
    NY Post - More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned.The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year.In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital counts 1,655 responder […]
  • Millenials down on marriage
    Alternet - | In a new Pew poll, researchers asked people of all ages how they felt about marriage and having kids. One question asked if society is better off if people made these goals a priority.....For respondents over 65, a strong 61 percent said yes, it’s in society’s best interest to prioritize marriage and kids. But that number gradually declined for […]
  • A bipartisan cause: universal income
    David Atkins, Washington Monthly -  One of the beautiful things about universal basic income: it has legitimate cross-partisan appeal, even if it seems wacky at first glance to centrists (who are often the very last people to recognize a good policy idea when they see one.)To a conservative, a direct money grant is an opportunity to shed cumbersome governmen […]
  • Pocket paradigms
    Unfortunately, complex failing systems have little capacity to save themselves. In part this is because the solutions come from the same source as the problem. The public rarely questions the common provenance; official Washington and the media honor it. Even a failure as miserable as that of Vietnam had little effect on the careers of its major protagonists […]
  • Word
    I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations -- James Madison […]
  • Mid East paradigms
    From 50 years of our overstocked archivesIsrael is a state like all the rest. AIPAC is just another political group like the National Rifle Association. It is not a religion but one more Washington lobby corrupting the political process and making American voters less powerful. The policy of the Israeli government is clearly distinguishable from the theology […]
  • Bringing politics home
    From 50 years of our overstocked archivesSam Smith[From Shadows of Hope, 1994]In 1816, Columbus, Ohio, had one city councilmember for every hundred residents. By 1840 there was one for every thousand residents. By 1872 the figure had dwindled to one to every five thousand. By 1974, there was one councilmember for every 55,000 people.The first US congressiona […]
  • NY Times calls for end of marijuana prohibition
    Politico: The New York Times’ editorial board on Saturday called on the federal government to legalize marijuana. Citing alcohol prohibition, social costs and states’ movements, the board argued “after a great deal of discussion” that “the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization.”“We considered whether it would be best for Washington to h […]
  • More Palestine protests
    A huge anti-war protest is being held tonight by Jews in Tel Aviv:(Jews and Palestinians have been holding anti-war protests throughout Israel, but the mainstream media has refused to cover them.)Jews also protested the Gaza war in New York City yesterday.Anti-war protests have also been held in other cities throughout the world.Indeed, many Jews oppose Isra […]