HCSO: Deputies on the lookout for assault, car theft suspect

Patrick Thompkins Rector
Patrick Thompkins Rector

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office issued today:

On June 27, at approximately 6:45 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was notified of an assault with a knife and car theft that occurred in the 100 block of Sole Street, King Salmon. When deputies arrived, they met with the 21-year-old female victim and her 25 year old boyfriend. They told deputies the brother of the female victim, Patrick Thompkins Rector, 25 years old from Eureka, came to the female's residence unannounced at 6:00 p.m. Rector does not reside at the residence. When Rector walked into the residence he was carrying a large hunting knife in a sheath. When Rector saw the 25-year-old boyfriend who he has an ongoing dispute with, he immediately got angry and drew the fixed blade knife from the sheath. Rector brandished the knife over his head and lunged at the male victim who was on the couch with his sister. His sister was able to push Rector back with her foot, which allowed the boyfriend to escape through a window.

Rector and his sister argued and Rector stole his sisters white Acura Integra. Deputies searched the area for the Integra and located it on Buhne Drive, King Salmon, with a large fixed blade survival knife in the vehicle. The victims identified the knife as being the knife Rector attempted to stab the boyfriend with. No one was injured.

A be-on-the lookout for Rector was issued to all local law enforcement agencies. He is wanted for brandishing a weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery and car theft.

Patrick Thompkins Rector is further described as a white male, 25-years-old, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 165 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.