The following is a press release issued by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Thursday, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was notified of a man beating another man with a long stick in downtown Hoopa. When the investigating deputy arrived he spoke with a 53-year-old male victim. The deputy saw the victim had visible cuts and bruises. The victim declined medical attention. The victim told the deputy his brother, Albert Vaughn Carpenter, 55 years old, from Hoopa had assaulted him with a large stick. The victim told the deputy Albert had left the area on foot.
The deputy located Albert behind the gas station in downtown Hoopa. Albert was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. He was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Carpenter is on active California State Parole and is being held on a parole violation, besides assault with a deadly weapon.
The deputy recovered the stick that was used which was approximately 4' long and 3" in diameter.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff's Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.