On March 13, 2022, at about 12:27 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Casino Way in Blue Lake for the report of an assault.
Deputies arrived in the area and located a 41-year-old male victim with serious stabbing-related injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
During their investigation, deputies learned that the victim was leaving a business in the area when he was reportedly approached by 33-year-old Jesse Christopher McHenry. An argument occurred between the two men and at some point, McHenry reportedly stabbed the victim multiple times. McHenry fled the area prior to law enforcement arrival and was believed to be heading east on Highway 299. Through their investigation, deputies were able to obtain a vehicle description associated with McHenry, in addition to a possible destination of where he was going. Area law enforcement were advised of this information.
At approximately 1:32 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies monitoring traffic in the Willow Creek area, observed McHenry’s vehicle traveling on Highway 299. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and McHenry was taken into custody without incident.
McHenry was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder (PC 664/187(a)), assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)) and battery with serious bodily injury (PC 243(d)).
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.
Jesse Christopher McHenry Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility