Eureka Police Department press release: 


On October 4th, 2018, at about 9:48 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to the 300 block of P Street for a stabbing that had just occurred. It was reported that the suspect left that location on foot, but was being followed by a witness. Officers soon located the suspect near the jail and detained him without incident. The suspect was identified as Christopher Charles Matzick (34 years old).

The initial investigation has determined that Matzick attacked his roommate with a large knife, stabbing him in the chest. The motive for the attack is still under investigation. The victim sustained serious injuries and is in critical condition at this time.

Matzick was taken into custody and was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) on a charge of attempted murder. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Watson at 707-441-4032.