HCSO: attempted murder in Arcata travel trailer

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

ARCATA – On Sunday, March 1 at about 6:54 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a travel trailer parked near the intersection of Janes Road and Foster Avenue in Arcata for the report of an assault that had just occurred.

Vincent Anthony Corona

Officers with the Arcata Police Department (APD) responded to assist deputies. While at the scene, APD officers located a 45-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds. APD officers also located and detained three suspects until deputies’ arrival.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the three suspects confronted the victim outside of the trailer. The suspects then began to assault the victim with various objects, including lumber, a metal pipe and pepper spray. During the altercation, a suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Monty Christopher Sparks, 39, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder (PC 664/187(a)), assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)), illegal use of tear gas (PC 22810(g)) and conspiracy to commit a crime (PC 182(a)(1)). His bail is set at $500,000.

Monty Christopher Sparks

Vincent Anthony Corona, 42, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder (PC 664/187(a)), assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)), illegal use of tear gas (PC 22810(g)) and conspiracy to commit a crime (PC 182(a)(1)). His bail is set at $500,000.

Elzie David Holbrooks, age 55, was arrested and transported to a local hospital for unrelated medical treatment. Upon release, Holbrooks will be booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)), kidnapping (PC 207(a)) and conspiracy to commit a crime (PC 182(a)(1)). 

This case is under investigation.

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.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Arcata Police Department for their quick response and assistance in this investigation.

 







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