Woman beaten with rock on river bar; suspect arrested and jailed


ARCATA – On Monday, June 22 at 8:50 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office contacted a 39-year-old female victim of an assault in Arcata. The victim told the deputy she was assaulted by her boyfriend, 35-year-old  Adam William Loomis. The victim said that she is homeless and was living with Loomis  on the river bar behind the Eureka Ready Mix off Boyd Road, Arcata.

Adam William Loomis

Adam William Loomis

The victim said she was drinking whiskey at their campsite with Loomis on the river bar when for unknown reasons Loomis became angry at her. The victim said Loomis picked up a large rock and struck her numerous times in the head with the rock. The victim said she was able to run away from Loomis and called for help. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where she is being treated for her injuries. The victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threating.

Deputies were able to locate Loomis a short time later in a campsite on the river bar. Loomis was taken into custody without incident. Loomis was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Loomis was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and domestic violence. Loomis’s bail was set at $500,000.

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.


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  1. Jack Durham said:

    Tell me what was deleted. Then I can at least look for it and try to figure out what happened.

  2. Jack Durham said:

    I haven’t deleted anything. Perhaps you’re having technical problems. Or maybe there’s a problem with the website.

  3. norcalguy121 said:

    Gee Jack, you keep deleting my comments? I posted it is quite sad the State Fish and Game wardens and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office do not conduct sweeps of the river bar to clean up the human trash. I guess that’s not politically correct? I used to fish that river when I was a teenager for half pounders. I wouldn’t let a kid go anywhere near that river now.
    And how about that dangerous condition on US101 that Caltrans “built” last summer? What a community minded newsrag you got. You and terminally adolescent Hoover.

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