On Sept. 29, 2022, at about noon, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Fenwick Avenue in Samoa for the report of a road rage incident.
A 22-year-old male victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries as a result of the incident. During their investigation, deputies learned that the victim was driving in the Samoa area when he was confronted by another driver at a four-way intersection. According to the victim, the driver, 45-year-old Kevin Dewayne Willoughby, followed the victim to his workplace and began arguing with him about a perceived traffic violation. At some point during this incident, Willoughby reportedly physically assaulted the victim and then fled the area.
Deputies located Willoughby at a residence on Sunset Street in Samoa. Willoughby was taken into custody after a brief struggle and was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of battery with serious bodily injury (PC 243(d)) and resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)(1)).
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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Kevin Dewayne Willoughby Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility