Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 4/8/2024 at about 9:00 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Clam Beach Road in McKinleyville for a report of a domestic violence incident.

Deputies contacted the female victim, whom had visible injuries to her face. The victim told deputies she was in a dating relationship with suspect Bobby Lee Ganfield. She explained that the assault took place at a residence in the 1100 block of Driver Road in Westhaven. After the assault, the female victim fled the residence and drove to Clam Beach Road, where she met with deputies. One deputy stayed with the victim and waited for medical personnel to arrive to treat the victim for her visible injuries.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1100 block of Driver Road to search for the suspect. While searching the perimeter of a residence, Ganfield emerged from the rear of the residence and ran into the wooded area. Deputies pursued and located Ganfield hiding off of a neighboring street. Ganfield was subsequently arrested without further incident.

Bobby Lee Ganfield was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of 273.5(a) P.C.; Inflict Corporal Injury on Spouse, 245(a)(4) P.C.; Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 422(a) P.C.; Threaten Crime with intent to Terrorize, 417(a)(1) P.C. Exhibit Deadly Weapon other than Firearm, 148(a)(1) P.C.; Obstruct/Resist/etc. Public/Peace Officer/Emergency Personnel, and 978.5 P.C. Bench Warrant/Failure to Appear on Felony Charges.

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.