Eureka woman arrested after barricading herself in trailer following assault


EUREKA, Calif. - On Wednesday, September 13, around 9:00 a.m., Eureka Police Officers were called to the 1700 block of McCullens Avenue for a disturbance call, according to officials.

Officers said that upon arrival, they discovered that one of the involved parties had been assaulted with a large stick.

The suspect, identified by officials as Jennifer May Cooper, 39, of Eureka, fled into a nearby trailer after the assault.

A perimeter was established around the trailer and officers attempted to contact Cooper.

Officers and mental health staff were able to start negotiations with her through an open window. Officials said at one point during the discussions Cooper pulled out a knife. Officers were able to get her to exit the trailer where she was taken into custody.

Cooper was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

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