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The Clearlake Oaks man who killed two people and wounded two others Monday could face the death penalty. Alan Ashmore was arrested for the shooting spree that included killing his father and a friend, and wounding a CHP officer and a young woman. The Chief Deputy District Attorney tells Lake County News he is charging Ashmore with two counts of first-degree murder plus a special allegation of committing multiple murders, which will make Ashmore eligible for the death penalty. The DDA says Ashmore will also be charged with the attempted murder of a peace officer, arson, and several more violations.

A case of suspected child abuse reported by a Ukiah school has led to the arrest of a Covelo man. Deputies met with school staffers who reported a 3 year-old girl had been brought to school by her mother with visible bruises on her arm, back and buttocks. Deputies and Child Protective Services workers interviewed several people and learned the night before around 11:00 PM, the girl and her 5-year-old brother were left by their mother in the care of her boyfriend, Cody Lee Williams with Williams and the kids sleeping in a car along Agency Road until the mom came back for them at about 5:00am and took them to school.

The investigation pointed to Williams having hurt the girl. He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail.

The Mendocino Broadband Alliance is doing a survey to track gaps in telecommunications during and after the recent fires. They want you to help them figure how widespread the outages were and what areas lost what services. They say the survey should only take you about 5-10 minutes and is for all resident of Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa Counties. The survey will be open for the month of November and will be on their website www.MendocinoBroadband.org

A man from Redwood Valley man is facing charges for opening fire on a Cal Fire Crew. The Sheriff’s Office says the crew was working on the Redwood Fire and had parked their truck on John Heron’s property on West Road on October 14 at around 12am. The crew heard a man shouting at them from the home and then heard gunshots. Once the shots started they left the property and called police. Heron also called 911 to report there were intruders on his property and he’d shot at them. Officers arrested him for negligent discharge of a firearm and resisting arrest.

Three people have been arrested after stealing a woman’s purse from her car. Investigators say around 1130am on October 5th Shelly Gibson opened the unlocked car, took the purse, and got into an SUV. Deputes later found the SUV with Gibson driving and two passengers, Kyle McCartney and Devin Gibson. Turns out they had tried to use a debit card from the purse at two gas stations and that Devin Gibson took some jewelry from the purse and put it in his backpack. All three were arrested for possession of stolen property and conspiracy with bail at $15,000, but McCartney was on summary probation so his bail was hiked another $5,000.

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