From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 08-24-2015 at 8:30 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies contact a 54-year-old male assault victim at Jerold Phelps Hospital in Garberville. The victim stated he was assaulted by two suspects at the homeless encampment near the Veteran’s Park in Garberville.

The victim relayed the two suspects were accusing him of being a thief during the assault. The victim said he was struck numerous times in the head, hands, back and legs with baseball bats. The victim received abrasions on the top of his hands, knees and feet from the assault. Preliminary X-rays at the hospital showed possible fractures in the victim’s hands. The victim also received a laceration on the back of his head from the assault. The victim is in stable condition.

The victim was only able to describe the suspects as:

  1. Nickname, “Lunchbox”, wearing a Grateful Dead tie-dyed T- shirt.
  2. “Lucas”, slender in build and appeared to be on heroin.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identify the two suspects associated with this assault.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.