Blue Laker Slashed, One Arrested – May 30, 2012
Elmy Arely Workman
Eye Staff Report
ARCATA – On Tuesday, May 29 at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers responded to Mad River Community Hospital on the report of a woman arriving at the emergency room that had just been stabbed.
It was determined the stabbing had taken place in the 500 block of G Street. The suspect and victim knew one another and had been involved in an ongoing dispute. The victim attempted to flag down the suspect to speak with her adult son who was in the vehicle.
According to Arcata Police, when the suspect and victim pulled their vehicles off the roadway, the discussion turned to an argument. During the argument, the suspect slashed the victim across the abdomen with a knife, resulting in a moderate injury requiring hospitalization.
APD Det. Sgt. Todd Dokweiler said that the incident stemmed from an ongoing family dispute. The victim, a Blue Lake resident, has a child in common with the suspect’s son.
Dokweiler said a “road rage” encounter on Samoa Boulevard resulted in the disputants pulling off on G Street, where the alleged attack occurred.
Elmy Arely Workman, 33, Arcata, was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on suspicion of violation of penal code section 245(a)(1), Assault with a Deadly Weapon.