On Oct. 17, 2022, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team conducted an operation at a property in the area of Cemetery Road in Blocksburg to locate a suspect known to be armed and dangerous.
While on scene deputies located and arrested Kip Branson, 50, without incident. The arrest and search warrant were related to a shooting reported last week in the 1200 block of Fox Creek Road in Carlotta.
Branson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of robbery (PC 211), carjacking (PC 215(a)), possession of firearm silencer (PC 33410), person prohibited in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)), possession of a controlled substance armed (HS 11370.1(a)), convicted felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)), criminal threats (PC 422(a)), assault throwing acid (PC 244), attempted murder: premeditated (PC 664/187(a)) and assault with a semiautomatic firearm (PC 245(b)).
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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