As a follow-up to the assault and fire in Manila this morning. Fifty-six-year-old Anthony Michael Domenicio (07/22/1961) was arrested and taken into custody this afternoon by Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies. He was charged with two felonies, assault with a deadly weapon and arson.
At about 9:30 this morning, August 18, a male subject living in Manila phoned the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office requesting a deputy and medical assistance. He said he had been assaulted at his home in Manila by an unknown subject. The victim said he believed the suspect left the scene riding a bicycle. He also stated he believed shots were fired and he may have been shot. The scene was secured by deputies and the victim was transported to the hospital where it was determined that he had a minor laceration on the back of his head. The victim did not know what weapon caused the injury. The investigating deputies found no evidence of shots being fired around the location of occurrence. The victim’s home was an illegal structure he’d built in an area where transients are known to frequent. The structure was burned to the ground. Humboldt Fire responded and suppressed the fire. CHP responded to close Hwy 255 and create a bypass while the fire was extinguished. The deputies did a systematic search for the suspect, or any additional victims, at the scene. The reporting victim was the only one at the location of occurrence.