Monday, January 31, 2011

Garberville man charged with attempted murder; victim escapes uninjured

Garberville man charged with attempted murder; victim escapes uninjured

A Garberville man was arrested Saturday after allegedly firing two gunshots at his stepdaughter during a heated argument, the Times-Standard learned Sunday.

Hugh Bradley Henson, 39, remains in custody after officers with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and California Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call on the 600 block of Locust Street in Garberville, according to a press release. Multiple witnesses at the scene reported yelling between Henson and his 23-year-old stepdaughter, Niccole Marian Lang, who arrived at the house to pick up some clothes late Saturday morning, said sheriff's deputy Bob Hamilton.

During an argument in which Henson's wife Penny Marie Krautheim, 47, tried to separate the two, Lang ran out of the house on foot. Henson then fired two shots at her with a .38-caliber revolver, said Hamilton, missing both times.

...During a subsequent search of the home officers reported finding approximately five ounces of concentrated cannabis and more than six pounds of processed marijuana, believed to be in preparation for the production of concentrated cannabis, or hash. Hamilton said that the marijuana is not believed to be related to the shooting in any way.

...Henson, who also had a pair of outstanding misdemeanor warrants for traffic violations, was charged with attempted murder, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis, maintaining a place for the purpose of selling/distributing a controlled substance and felony child endangerment likely to produce great bodily injury or death.

With prior felony drug-related offenses, Henson was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.

Krautheim, who also goes by the last names Lang and Henson, was charged with knowingly renting a place for storage of a controlled substance, felony child endangerment and possession of concentrated cannabis.

Henson is being held on $500,000 bail, and Krautheim is being held on $50,000 bail. Both are expected to be arraigned on the charges this week.


  1. Ugh. That was right down the street from where I'm sitting.

  2. Watch out Rose. Eric's singing your praises.

  3. (smile) funny thing is, I like Eric, too. On some things we are polar opposites, but we have some common ground, probably more than either of us realizes.

  4. Who is the "child", the 23 yr old victim?
    Oops! I forgot. She is probably on the suspect's med ins policy per Obamacare since she is under 27.


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