Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On May 16, 2021, at about 12:24 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 4100 block of Williams Street, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a domestic disturbance.

Deputies arrived on scene and contacted a 29-year-old female victim. The victim told deputies that she and her roommate, 25-year-old Travis William Priestley, had gotten into an argument inside the residence. At some point during the argument, Priestley physically assaulted the victim. The victim sustained moderate injuries as a result of the assault and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Priestley was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of battery with serious bodily injury (PC 243(d)).

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.