Man Sentenced For Attempting to Stab Game Warden

A Klamath man was sentenced Oct. 18 in Humboldt County Superior Court to two years in state prison for attempting to stab a California game warden.

Brandon Jon Proctor, 25, earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon.

On Sept. 25, 2012, while investigating an unrelated elk poaching incident in Orick, warden Paul Weldon was flagged down by a frantic couple with a flat tire. The motorists pointed to Proctor and shouted that Proctor had slashed their tire with a knife.

Warden Weldon stopped to assist them and attempted to detain Proctor.

Proctor attempted to stab Weldon with a hunting knife. Weldon was able to disarm Proctor and take him into custody.

The motorists told Weldon that Proctor threatened them with the knife. Proctor had a prior felony conviction for assault.

— California Department of Fish & Game Law Enforcement