Thursday, January 6, 2022

Sheriff's Office Investigating Alderpoint Homicide

Posted By on Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 5:41 PM

One man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of another man who was found outside a residence on the 100 block of Sixth Street in Alderpoint with what appeared to be a gunshot wound just before 5 a.m. today.


“While investigating, the sheriff’s office received information that a vehicle possibly associated with the incident had been involved in a traffic collision on Highway 36 near Buck Mountain, and California Highway Patrol Officers had located and detained two individuals associated with the vehicle,” a news release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office states.


The driver, Jake Henry Combs, 29, was arrested. The name of the man who died is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The case remains under investigation and the HCSO release states there is “no perceived threat to the community at this time.”


Anyone with information is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.


Read the HCSO release below:


On Jan. 6, 2022, at about 4:55 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 100 block of 6th Street in Alderpoint for the report of a gunshot victim.


Deputies arrived in the area and located a deceased adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. While investigating, the Sheriff’s Office received information that a vehicle possibly associated with the incident had been involved in a traffic collision on Highway 36 near Buck Mountain, and California Highway Patrol Officers had located and detained two individuals associated with the vehicle.


Upon further investigation, the driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Jake Henry Combs, was determined to be the suspect responsible for the victim’s death. Combs was arrested and is being booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of murder (PC 187(A)).


This case is still under investigation. There is no perceived threat to the community at this time.


The victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification. An autopsy is in the process of being scheduled.


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.


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