Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 


On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at about 1201pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 300 block of School Road, Miranda for a report of a suicidal subject with a gun. It was also reported the subject had shot his dog.

Once deputies arrived on scene they contacted Kyle Adkins, age 23 of Miranda. Verbal commands were given by deputies and Adkins surrendered without incident. Adkins was detained and placed on a mental health hold.  Deputies located and took possession of a 30.06 rifle that was located nearby.

It was determined that the dog was shot and killed due to poor health conditions. South Fork High School was put on a brief lockdown while this incident was taking place.

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.