Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On Nov. 13, 2019, at about 12:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Center received multiple citizen tips regarding the whereabouts of wanted felony warrant subject Robert Joseph Cullen.

Multiple citizens reported seeing Cullen walking along Sprowel Creek Road. Using citizen information, deputies were able to track Cullen to Tooby Memorial Park. During a search of the park and surrounding areas, Cullen was seen attempting to flee from deputies by swimming across the South Fork of the Eel River. Deputies were waiting on the other side of the river bar and were able to apprehend Cullen when he exited the water.


A female associated with Cullen was also contacted on scene and provided deputies with a false name. The female was later identified as 29-year-old Victoria Courtney Jordan. Jordan was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of false identification to a peace officer.

Cullen was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of: felony evading, possession of a controlled substance while armed, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance for sales, felon in possession of a firearm, person prohibited in possession of ammunition, felon in possession of body armor, possession of a switch-blade knife, misdemeanor vandalism and violation of probation.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the multiple citizens who provided detailed information to our agency regarding Cullen’s description and whereabouts.