Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On 05/24/2014 at approximately 2:39 PM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a female who had been shot by an unknown firearm. The incident occurred in the area of Highland Street in Alderpoint. Deputies responded to the scene and located the female who was being treated by medical personnel. Deputies contacted the Reporting Party, Harold Drummond age 42. During the course of the investigation, Drummond admitted to accidentally discharging a handgun which struck the female victim. 

The handgun was recovered and Drummond was arrested on an unrelated warrant. Drummond was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his warrant. The female victim was flown to an out of county hospital for treatment. The identity of the female will be kept confidential due to the ongoing investigation. 

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.