Arcata Police Dept. Press Release:
On 5/31/13 at about 1:38 PM APD officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the area of 13th St and Union St. Witnesses in the area told APD dispatch that multiple gunshots were heard. (See earlier Press Release here)
Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim in the 1200 block of Union St. The victim told officers that he was engaged in a marijuana transaction with an unknown subject when the subject pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his property. The victim had a brief struggle with the subject and the gun discharged during the fight. The subject then fled the area.
The victim received minor injuries when the subject hit him in his face with the barrel of the firearm. Nobody was reported to have been shot during the incident and the firearm was later recovered.
Investigators were able to identify 37 year old Jamie Delos Jeffery of Fortuna as the suspect in the attempted robbery and assault.
Jeffery currently has a felony warrant issued for his arrest for a violation of the terms of his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). [See Times Standard story here]
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Jeffery is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428