Apr 14, 2016

One suspect in the Hawthorne incident this weekend was family ; money dispute claimed, suspects had vctim's cell phone

EPD PIO Brittany Powell gave me more details about the Hawthorne and Spring incident from this Saturday:

On 04/09/16 at about 5:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to Spring and West Hawthorne Streets for the report of a fight with weapons.  Officers contacted the victim who said two males confronted him with a knife and a stick and demanded his stuff.  The victim said the males hit him with the stick and tried to stab him when he resisted.  The victim was able to break away and flee.  The victim said he knew the males and described one of them as family.  The victim had minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.  The victim walked away from the hospital  before being further interviewed by officers.    

Officers contacted the suspects, Quincy McBride (21) and Cory Roberts (19), both of Eureka.  They were in possession of the victim’s cell phone.  The suspects claimed that the victim owed them money.  McBride and Roberts were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for robbery. 

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