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Law Enforcement Searching Willow Creek Area for Possibly Armed Man; Residents Advised to Shelter in Place


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Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a Willow Creek man believed to be armed.

Crutchfield

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Mountain View Ln. in Willow Creek around 2:54 p.m. today for a welfare check following a 911 open line call. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a domestic dispute developing between the female victim and 27-year-old Kason Crutchfield. The victim was able to safely leave the residence. A gunshot was then reportedly heard coming from inside. Crutchfield fled the residence out of a back door. The Arcata Police Department K9 unit and a CHP helicopter are on scene assisting deputies.

Crutchfield is described as an American Indian male, approximately 5’7” tall, 230 pounds, with brown/black hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing shorts and no shirt.

Willow Creek residents are advised to stay inside while deputies search for Crutchfield.

Anyone with information on Crutchfield’s location is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.


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