On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at about 5:19 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to Blue Lake Elementary School to assist Child Welfare Services (CWS), with reported sexual assault case. CWS created a safety plan for the victim and the victim was safe with her mother.The sheriff's office original missing persons press release:
Detectives were called out and served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence in the 100 block of Raymar Avenue in Blue Lake.
On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, a forensic interview was conducted with the assistance of the Humboldt County Child Abuse Services Team (CAST). During the interview, the 9 year old female victim disclosed repeated sexual abuse that occurred over several years.
Detectives sought a warrant for Roy Alan Gibbs. A Humboldt County Superior Court Judge signed the warrant and set bail at $2.5 million.
The charges on the warrant are continuous sexual abuse of a child, eight counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 using force or fear, providing harmful matter (pornography) to a minor, aggravated sexual assault of a minor (oral copulation), and terrorist threats.
Gibbs was reported missing to the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 30, 2016. A search was conducted and deputies were unsuccessful in locating Gibbs.
If you know the whereabouts of Roy Alan Gibbs, please contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately. Do not attempt to apprehend Gibbs as he is possibly in possession of a firearm. Anyone with information related to this case is requested to contact Detective Scott Hicks at (707) 445-7301.
On Monday, May 30, 2016 at about 8:40 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person. The reporting party stated her husband, 68 year old Roy Alan Gibbs, left their residence around 12:30 p.m. in Blue Lake to go on a walk. When Gibbs did not return after a couple of hours, the reporting party and family members began searching for him. They were unsuccessful in locating Gibbs and called the Sheriff’s Office when it started to get late.
Deputies searched for Gibbs and were unable to locate him. Deputies also searched businesses Gibbs was known to frequent, without success.
The search for Gibbs continued Wednesday, June 1st. Gibbs has yet to be located.
Gibbs is described as a white male adult, 6’01”, 210 lbs, with brown eyes, and bald. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black tank top, and brown sandals. Gibbs is a Vietnam War veteran, and was awarded the Purple Heart.
If anyone comes across Roy Alan Gibbs, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251