Tom Vince Jones arrest photo
HOOPA — Just before 11 AM on March 6th, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tribal Resource officers, and CHP officers headed for Mill Creek Road to check on a reportedly suicidal subject.
A man later identified as Tom Vince Jones (34) was apparently walking up and down the road holding a gun and had possibly fired shots. Family members were fortunately able to get the gun away from him before officers arrived.
Tribal officers were the first to arrive and even convinced him to surrender, although he became combative at one point and a brief struggle took place. Tribal officers then detained Jones until Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and took him into custody.
Ultimately, it was not determined whether or not Jones had ever fired the gun.
He is now housed at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of probation violation, resisting arrest, and resisting arrest by threats or violence toward a peace officer, with bail set to $50,000.