SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO TWO SUSPICIOUS NORTH COAST STABBINGS
HUMBOLDT -- A McKinleyville man is stabbed in the back, and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious case.
Deputies say late Sunday night, the 50-year old victim came up to their patrol car in the 2100 block of McKinleyville Avenue, said he had been stabbed, and showed them the fresh stab wound.
Deputies began first aid while summoning medical responders immediately to the scene.
The victim says he allegedly went to pick up his bicycle at a residence in the 1100 block of Forson Road.
There, a female let him inside the pitch-black house and walked into the garage, where he says he was suddenly hit in the back and knocked down.
The victim ran and didn't realize he'd been stabbed until passerby's noticed he was bleeding.
Deputies responded to the house, where several people denied knowing what happened.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office at 707-445-7251.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital.
Meanwhile, early Monday morning in Garberville, the Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing at the Garberville Hotel on Redwood Drive.
The victim told deputies he was in the parking lot, when the suspect -- 40-year old Paul McCarver of Blue Lake -- asked himand his friend for a car jack. They refused and a fight ensued.
McCarver allegedly got angry and stabbed the victim in the bicep causing a gash.
McCarver told deputies he stabbed the victim in self defense.
He was arrested and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.