UPDATE, Nov. 21:
In response to an inquiry from the Outpost, District Attorney Maggie Fleming provided the following update:
On November 12, EPD provided us with all the information we needed to evaluate the September 24 incident. I made the decision to charge Mamea with attempted murder on November 13th. We asked EPD to begin the process of obtaining an arrest warrant the same day (November 13). The arrest warrant and the charging document got filed with the court on November 17th.
From the Eureka Police Department:
On September 24, 2020, at about 2:50 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department (EPD) responded to W 3rd and Commercial Streets for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred. The 50-year-old male victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance with multiple stab wounds. The suspect was described as fleeing in an older model white Ford Ranger.
Based on surveillance in the area and extensive follow-up investigation, Detectives were able to identify the suspect as Tory Tasi Parker Mamea (27 of Arcata). On November 4, 2020, Detectives with the Eureka Police Department served an arrest warrant for Mamea at his residence in Arcata. Mamea was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for attempted murder.
Based on the investigation, the male victim had been sleeping on the street when the incident occurred. The victim received multiple serious stab wounds but is in stable condition and recovering.
The Eureka Police Department would like to thank all the businesses that provided surveillance and the witnesses who called police, provided aid, and gave detailed suspect descriptions.