On July 25, 2022, at about 9:42 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Garberville area conducted a suspicious vehicle investigation on Sprowl Creek Road near Tooby Memorial Park.
Deputies located a man and a teenage female inside the vehicle. The man, later identified as 20-year-old Joseph Bradley Boxell, initially provided deputies with a false name. Upon confirming his identity, Boxell was found to have an outstanding PC 836 warrant for his arrest.
Boxell was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of false identification to a peace officer (PC 148.9(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)), in addition to warrant charges for assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (PC 245(a)(1)) and assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4)).
The female was released at the scene.
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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Joseph Bradley Boxell Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility