Monday, October 15, 2018

Hoopa Man Arrested After Shot Fired at Drug Task Force Agents

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 12:27 PM

click to enlarge Firearms seized after a man allegedly fire at special agents. - HCDTF
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No one was hurt after a Hoopa man allegedly fired a single round Sunday at special agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force who were conducting an unspecified investigation at his residence on Airport Road.

According to a HCDTF release, Robert Gerald Mastel reportedly fired a shot in the direction of the agents, who did not return fire. The 73-year-old was taken into custody without further incident on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Mastel’s bail was set at $50,000.

The task force reports that several firearms were seized at the residence on the 600 block of Airport Road after agents secured a search warrant.

Read the drug task force release below:

On October 14, 2018, at about 9:30 p.m. Humboldt County Drug Task Force Special Agents were conducting an investigation at a residence on the 600 block of Airport Road in Hoopa when they were confronted by an armed occupant of the residence.

The subject, 73-year-old Robert Gerald Mastel, fired one round in the direction of the special agents. The agents did not return fire and took Mastel into custody without further incident. Agents secured a search warrant for the Mastel’s residence and seized several firearms.

Mastel was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. His bail is set at $50,000

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County Drug Task Force at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 707-268-2539.
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