On 07-25-16 at 7:45 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the river bar area of the Eel River at the end of East Ferry Road in Ferndale for a report of an interrupted burglary to a vehicle with shots fired.
The 40 year old male victim advised the deputies he had confronted two suspects tampering with his vehicle. The suspects then fled in their vehicle and fired a shot towards the victim as they left. The deputies located the suspect vehicle stuck in deep sand along the river bar about two to three hundred yards south of East Ferry Road, Ferndale. The victim was not injured by the bullet.
Deputies canvased the area and they located 40 year old, Charles Wayne Uber, who was detained. The victim identified Uber as the suspect who fired the shot towards him. Deputies called for a K-9 from the Fortuna Police Department to assist them in locating the second suspect. Prior to the K-9 arrival deputies located the second suspect, a 16 year old male juvenile.
Through their investigation into this incident deputies arrested Charles Uber and the 16 year old juvenile for assault with a deadly weapon. Charles Uber was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and his bail was set at $100,000 dollars. The juvenile was booked into Humboldt County Juvenile Hall.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.