Kneeland man found guilty of felony assault, other charges

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM) — A Kneeland man is found guilty of multiple felonies stemming from an incident that took place back on May 17th.

25-year-old Zachary Haggard was found guilty of 2 felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic pistol, one felony count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm. The jury could not reach a verdict on a charge of attempted murder.

Back on May 17th, Haggard and 2 residents had spent the day together at a home on Acacia Drive in Fortuna. Haggard displayed a firearm and was asked to leave. Haggard then returned and created a disturbance in front of the house. Haggard then pointed a semi-automatic pistol at one person. A second person tried to sneak up on haggard with a baseball bat in hand. Haggard fired a shot at the person with the bat, but it didn’t hit them. Haggard then fired 6 more shots into the home.

Haggard was located and arrested the day after the shooting. Haggard faces up to 27 years in state prison. Due to his offenses qualifying as serious or violent, he will be required to serve at least 85% of any sentence imposed.