On July 3, 2018, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5000 block of Valley West Blvd. in Arcata for an assault that had occurred in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that the elderly male victim was inside a tent under the slough bridge north of Guintoli Lane when a verbal altercation occurred between the victim and 34-year-old Andrea Lynn Russell. When the victim exited the tent and attempted to leave, Russell began striking him with rocks and then an exhaust pipe. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Russell was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, elder abuse and revocation of probation.