Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Nov. 20, 2022, at about 12:12 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 3600 block of Old Arcata Road near Eureka for the report of an assault.

Deputies contacted an adult female victim at the residence. During their investigation, deputies learned that an acquaintance of the victim, 45-year-old Bobbie Gene Bagley, reportedly arrived at the residence uninvited. When asked to leave, Bagley reportedly physically assaulted the victim with a knife and then threatened to kill her if she contacted law enforcement. The victim was able to escape, and Bagley reportedly fled the residence.

On November 21, at about 1:28 a.m., a Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Eureka area located Bagley’s vehicle parked on Commercial Street. Deputies conducted a vehicle investigation and located Bagley inside. Bagley was arrested without incident. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately .16 grams of methamphetamine, pepper spray and a knife.

Bagley was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)), false imprisonment (PC 236), intimidating a victim (PC 136.1(b)(1)) and unlawful possession of pepper spray (PC 22810(A)).

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.