Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On Oct. 30, 2020 at about 5:11 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of S. Westhaven Drive in Westhaven for the report of an assault that had just occurred.
Deputies made contact with a 35-year-old male victim who had multiple non-life-threatening injuries. The victim told deputies that an associate of his, identified as 34-year-old Ken Zues Lockhart, and an unknown male suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence and physically assaulted him. The victim told deputies the assault was possibly a result of a dispute between Lockhart and the victim earlier in the week.
Deputies contacted multiple residences associated with Lockhart but were unable to locate him that day.
On Oct. 31, at about 9:30 a.m., deputies again attempted to contact Lockhart at a residence on the 700 block of 8th Avenue in Westhaven. The property owner granted deputies access to the residence and Lockhart was located inside the residence with a female, identified as 40-year-old Jennifer Lee Hermanski. Both Lockhart and Hermanski were on formal probation with a search clause. Additionally, Hermanski was found to have three felony warrants for her arrest.
Deputies searched the room in which Lockhart was residing pursuant to the terms of his probation and located approximately 16 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Lockhart was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)), conspiracy to commit a crime (PC 182(a)(1)), possession of drug paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)).
Hermanski was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)), possession of drug paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), revocation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)), and warrants for: child abuse (PC 273(a)(a)), transport/sale of a controlled substance (PC 11379(a)), possession of a stun gun (PC 22610(a)), possession of a controlled substance (PC 11378 and BP 4060) and possession of false government documentation (PC 529.5(c)).
This case is still under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.