From the Eureka Police Department:

On 11-22-2019 at about 1:47am, the Eureka Police Department Communication Center was notified by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) that the stabbing victim’s vehicle had been located and that the female in possession of the vehicle had been taken into custody.


The female was identified as Shelly Elaine John (47 years old). They further advised that John was being held on a charge of possession of stolen property and the vehicle had been impounded as evidence. A Eureka Police Department Detective was notified and re-contacted the victim. Based on the identity information provided by SFPD, the victim was shown a photo line-up and positively identified John as the person who stabbed her.

An arrest warrant was authored and issued for John for charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, and elder abuse. The bail amount on the warrant is $135,000. At the time of the writing of this press release, investigations staff are traveling to San Francisco to process the vehicle and conduct follow-up on the investigation.

This is still an ongoing investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.