Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Feb. 26, 2023, at about 1:19 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a property on the 33000 block of Highway 36 near Bridgeville for the report of an attempted murder.

Deputies arrived at the property and contacted a 43-year-old male victim. The victim told deputies that he had exited a residence on the property to retrieve firewood when he was confronted by an acquaintance, 34-year-old Clayton Lloyd Miller. According to the victim, Miller reportedly yelled at the victim, then fired a weapon towards him. The victim retreated inside the residence and was not injured as a result of this incident. Miller reportedly fled prior to deputy arrival.

Deputies were unable to locate Miller in the area and he remains outstanding at this time.

Clayton Miller is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is believed to be in possession of a firearm. Miller is wanted on charges of attempted murder and shooting at an inhabited dwelling. If you see Miller do not approach but call 9-1-1 immediately.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about Miller’s whereabouts 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, reference case number 202300952.