Rutland man attacks deputy during search

Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy Cory Lampe escaped serious injury Monday afternoon after being attacked at knifepoint at a home in the town of Rutland. Humboldt Independent file photo.

The calm of a summer’s afternoon was broken in the town of Rutland on Monday, Aug. 6, when a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy was attacked while executing a search warrant.
According to the report, on Monday, Aug. 6, at 2:14 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies Cory Lampe, Roger Bennett and Tim Fisher arrived at 201 2nd Ave. S. in Rutland to execute a search warrant.
When the deputies entered the residence, they encountered the defendant, Michael J. Saeger, 47, who lives at the residence. After initially speaking to deputies, Saeger became combative and fled to a nearby room, with a deputy giving chase.
Saeger then retrieved a knife and attempted to stab Deputy Lampe approximately four times. Lampe’s body armor prevented him from sustaining any serious injuries.
The deputies deployed pepper spray and a taser gun on Saeger before he was subdued and taken into custody. Saeger was taken to Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) for treatment of minor injuries before being transported to the Humboldt County Jail. He is being held on four class D felony charges (two relating to the assault and two relating to drug possession and manufacture) along with two misdemeanors.
Saeger is currently being held in the Humboldt County Jail on $50,000 cash only bond.
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