Saturday, October 17, 2009

Assault suspect arrested

Woman was stabbed in her motel room

Humboldt Sentinel staff


A Eureka man has been busted for attacking a woman who told Eureka police he stabbed her in a 4th Street motel room.

Robert Ranney, 51, has been jailed for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. The woman, whom Eureka police did not identify, had scratches on the left side of her neck but declined medical treatment.

At about 10:30 a.m. Ranney was found walking near 4th and J streets, where he was taken into custody without incident.

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