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Gang of Four Allegedly Attempts to Assault and Kidnap Fortunans

Multiple Felonies Claimed:  Kidnapping, Burglary, Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Ten Individuals Affected by Pepper Spray; Adults and Children Sent to Hospital

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

 

Today, Wednesday, September 19 at around 10:00 am, officers with the Fortuna Police Department responded to an apartment complex located in the 100 block of 12th Street for a report of a strong odor of pepper spray emanating about the complex, according to the Fortuna Police Department press announcement recently released.

Upon arrival, officers contacted several subjects who reported that they had just been assaulted by a group of male subjects who fled the complex in two vehicles.

Moments later, an officer located and stopped the involved vehicles and contacted the occupants, all of whom were later arrested.
The suspects then allegedly discharged a canister of bear pepper spray at numerous occupants within the residence including minor children.During the investigation, the victims reported that the subjects had forced entry into an apartment.  They forcibly held two subjects in a bedroom while demanding marijuana that they had allegedly stolen.

The suspects then attempted to forcibly remove one of the victims from the apartment.

City Ambulance responded and transported three adults and two minor children to the hospital where they were treated for moderate injuries.As a result of the incident, a total of ten victims experienced symptoms associated with the pepper spray.

The following subjects were arrested:

  • Gregory Stephens, age 36, of Eureka;
  • Wyatt Williamson, age 26, of Eureka;
  •  Trevor Bohn, age 27, of Eureka;
  • James Michael Oneil, age 58, of Loleta

Gregory Stephens

Wyatt Williamson

Trevor Bohn

James Michael Oneil

 

All four subjects were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the following charges:

  • Penal Code Section 459 (Burglary)
  • Penal Code Section 236 (False Imprisonment)
  • Penal Code Section 273 (Felony Child Abuse)
  • Penal Code Section 207 (Kidnapping)
  • Penal Code Section 245 (Assault with a Deadly Weapon)

This investigation is ongoing and the department is asking anyone with information to contact the department, or to remain anonymous, contact the department WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

 

 

2 Responses to “Gang of Four Allegedly Attempts to Assault and Kidnap Fortunans”

  1. Anyone who wants to donate is welcome to click the button on the right-hand column. To our knowledge, Robin Arkley Jr. hasn’t availed himself of this opportunity yet.

    As to somebody arrested by the Fortuna Police being a relative of somebody else — how does that implicate them in the alleged crime? We don’t run tabloid stories and sensationalize local tragedies just to play ‘gotcha’ against perceived political opponents — we’ll leave that to the Lost Coast Outpost/North Coast Journal gang.

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