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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Harris Found Guilty of Assault in Connection with June Incident in Arcata

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District Attorney Maggie Fleming announced that today a Humboldt County jury found Joshua Lee Harris (31) of Arcata guilty of assault with a firearm, including the special allegation that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the crime.

The case arose from an incident near Carlson Park in Arcata on June 3, 2022, when Harris got into an argument with another male. Harris then drew a .22-caliber revolver, shot twice at the victim (without hitting him), and fled the scene.  Shortly thereafter, officers from the Arcata Police Department apprehended Harris and found the firearm used in the shooting concealed in Harris’ waist band.

Judge Christopher Wilson presided over the 2-week trial. Deputy District Attorneys Roger Rees and Trent Timm prosecuted the case with assistance from District Attorney Investigator Martin Morris. Deputy Conflict Counsel Owen Tipps represented Harris.   Sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2023, when Harris could receive up to 14 years in prison.