A Machete To The Gut In Manila – September 14, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

HCSO Press Release

MANILA – On Thursday, Sept. 13, approximately 10:45 p.m. the Sheriffs Office was notified of a stabbing which just occurred in the 1900 block of Peninsula Drive, Manila. The victim was reported to be at a neighbor’s home on the doorstep.

Travis Morgan

Deputies responded to the scene along with medical personnel. The victim was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. When deputies arrived they met with the 38-year-old male victim, from McKinleyville. The victim had cuts on various parts of his body including a deep abdominal wound.

Deputies interviewed the victim at the local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. The victim told deputies he was visiting his girlfriend when suspect Travis Morgan, 27, from Manila entered the residence with another male suspect. Morgan and the other male then began punching him, stabbing him and striking him with a machete.  Morgan is the brother of the victim’s girlfriend and lives in the same residence.

At 11:30 p.m. Morgan showed up at a local hospital. Eureka Police stood by with Morgan until deputies could arrive. Morgan was being treated for minor injuries sustained during the altercation with the victim. Morgan spoke with the deputies and claimed self defense.

After Morgan was treated he was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and violation of probation. His bail is set at $500,000. Detectives are actively working on this case.

Photographs of Morgan, and the name and photograph of the second suspect are not being released at this time for investigative reasons. As of this morning the victim was in a local hospital being treated for his injuries and was in surgery.

Additional information will be released in the future as available.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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10 Responses to “A Machete To The Gut In Manila – September 14, 2012”

  1. Gotta love the town I work in :D I was wondering what was up with the crime scene tape and Sheriff cars.

    #64197
  2. Im glad it wasn't at my house.

    #64204
  3. Anonymous

    > work in. wait, there are actual w-2 jobs in manila? really?

    #64219
  4. Anonymous

    & seriously, why not release the photos of the suspects? I mean how could that compromise investigation?

    #64221
  5. WoW! What a nutjob.

    #64251
  6. really no one actually knows what happened like I do so back the fuck off he aint a nut job

    #70657
  7. I love you travis lee

    #70661
  8. if any one who knew trav should no he is not violent unless you are he is a wonderful father and my soul mate even if we are not together

    #70662
  9. Jaymie Case

    Wow he must have really prevoked it. trav was a good guy. he wouldn't do somethin like that unless u were messin with his fambam. love u alyssa hit me up.

    #70663
  10. Tabetha Brooke

    FUCK YOU!!!BITCH KEEP MY BROTHERS NAME OUT OF YOUR FOUL ASS MOUTH>>>SO QUICK TO BACK HIM UP ONLINE BUT IN COURT HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY HE BEAT HIS KIDS!!! YOU BEAT THOSE KIDS AND WE BOTH KNOW THAT!!! IM GLAD THOSE POOR KIDS WILL NEVER HAVE TO BE NEAR YOUR CRUEL CRAZY ASS AGIAN FUCK YOU!!!

    #70665

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