Officers are looking for the suspect in a crowbar attack that left one man with a head injury on Monday, according to authorities.
Eureka Police Department officers responded to a call at 10:17 a.m. about an assault with a weapon in progress at a motel on the 1900 block of Broadway, according to the release. Officers found a male victim with a 1 1/2-inch to 2-inch deep cut on his head that did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the release, and he was treated by emergency medical personnel.
According to witness reports, the male suspect attacked the victim at the back side of the motel and then fled the scene with the crowbar still in his possession. He was last seen running eastbound on West Del Norte Street from Broadway, according to the release. The victim told officers he allowed the suspect to stay in his room the night before, and when he would not leave, the two began to fight.
The suspect is described as a white male in his twenties, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall with blonde or brown hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat with a light logo on the front, a light-colored long-sleeved shirt under a short-sleeved light-colored shirt with dark horizontal stripes, light-colored pants and a purple hooded sweatshirt, according to the release. He was seen carrying a large, green drawstring bag. The suspect was with an unknown white female in her twenties known as “Amber,” who usually has two small dogs with her. At this time, officers are only looking to question Amber as a potential witness, according to the release.
The EPD has asked anyone with information about the suspect's identity or current whereabouts to contact its office and Officer Crnich at 441-4060 or 441-4044.