On Aug. 29, 2023, at about 11:49 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol at the Kimtu river bar access conducted an investigation into a parked vehicle, occupied by a known felony warrant suspect and two others.
Deputies contacted the suspect, 32-year-old Charles Joseph Henry-James, who initially provided deputies with a false name. During this contact, deputies observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. Henry-James and the two other occupants of the vehicle were detained without incident. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located over 40 grams of suspected fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the sale of controlled substances.
Henry-James was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of false identification to a peace officer (PC 148.9(a)), possession of a controlled substance for sales (HS 11351) and possession of drug paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), in addition to warrant charges of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse (PC 273.5(a)), battery against a spouse (PC 243(e)(1)), escape from a peace officer while under arrest (PC 836.6(b)) and resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)(1)).
The other two occupants were 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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Charles Joseph Henry-James Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility