Man from Ireland wanted after Trinity County bar stabbing

HAWKINS BAR, Calif. — Authorities say a man from Ireland is wanted in connection to a brutal stabbing at a western Trinity County bar that left a man with critical injuries over the Independence Day weekend Friday, July 2.

The suspect, Daniel Cummins, 30, of Ireland, is considered armed and dangerous and officials are continuing to search for him, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.


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Deputies were dispatched to the Rock Slide Bar around 1:40 a.m. after receiving reports of a man who had been stabbed multiple times, officials said in a social media release after the violent incident.

Daniel Cummins, 30, of Ireland, is wanted after allegedly stabbing a man multiple times at a bar in Trinity County on Friday night. Trinity County Sheriff’s Office photos

The victim was rushed to a Humboldt County hospital, where he was treated for injuries sustained during the attack.

Investigators learned that after the morning after the stabbing, Cummins was picked up while hitchhiking along Highway 299 and later dropped off in the Willow Creek area of Humboldt County.

His last known address was in the King Salmon area, south of Eureka in Humboldt County. He’s described as being a white male between 5’8″ and 6’0″ tall, weighing 160-180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.


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Anyone with information regarding Cummins’ whereabouts is urged to call the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 623-8126. Callers can refer to incident file number 21-00772 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.