On February 22, 2022, at about 7:35 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Harris Street and O'Neil Lane, in the county’s jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a disturbance between a man and a woman.
According to multiple reporting parties, the man, later identified as 35-year-old Cory Robert Allen Reum, was heard yelling at and threatening the adult female victim. Deputies arrived in the area and located Reum and the female hiding from law enforcement among parked vehicles.
Reum was found to have an active warrant for his arrest. During a search of Reum incident to arrest, deputies located drug paraphernalia and approximately .66 grams of methamphetamine.
Deputies contacted the female, who had sustained visible injuries as a result of the disturbance with Reum. During their investigation, deputies learned that Reum and the female were known to each other, and there was a current Domestic Violence Restraining Order prohibiting Reum from contacting the victim. The two were involved in an argument outside a nearby business. During this argument, Reum reportedly assaulted the victim, made threats against her life, forced the victim to hide from law enforcement, and prevented the victim from contacting 9-1-1.
While detained inside a patrol vehicle, Reum became physically violent and sustained injuries to his head. Reum was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation and then was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of kidnapping (PC 207(a)), false imprisonment (PC 236), damage/destroy a wireless communication device (PC 591.5), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), inflicting corporal injury on a spouse (PC 273.5(a)) and violation of a court order (PC 273.6(a)), in addition to warrant charges of petty theft (PC 488), violation of a court order (PC 273.6(a)), criminal threats (PC 422) and violation of probation.
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.
Cory Robert Allen Reum Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility