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During a Monday, Jan. 10 arraignment, Joanna McElrath (Beckett) and Robin Glen James pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder and conspiracy.
On Thursday January 6, 2011 at approximately 1849 hours, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls reporting a possible airplane in distress near or at the Chester Airport in Chester, California.
|A Beech V Tail Bonanza crashed while attempting to land at Rogers Field in Chester.|
The aircraft involved in this incident was a Beech V Tail Bonanza and is owned by Ronald Gilmore of Chester, California.Ronald Gilmore, 76 years of age has been positively identified as one of the victims in the crash and the second victim has been tentatively identified as his wife Janet Gilmore.
Joanna McElrath (Beckett), 36, and Robin Glen James, 46, of Susanville, were arrested on charges of murder and conspiracy in the death of Susanville Police OfficerRobert McElrath, 37.
|OfficerRobert McElrath's death an apparent homicide.|
They were booked into the Lassen County Jail on no bail.
McElrath’s body was found in the mid-morning of Sunday, Jan. 2, near the railroad trestle at Devil’s Corral.
Lassen County Superior Court Judge Donald Sokol denied a request for a writ of mandate from three environmental groups seeking to block the development of the four-season resort at Dyer Mountain near Westwood.
Sokol issued his ruling supporting the county’s environmental reviews of the project Thursday, Dec. 30.
The Lusk family has announced services for their son Jedidiah, 10, who passed away Monday, Jan. 3, after a 10-month battle with brain cancer.
The memorial service is scheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Bucks Lake Road in Quincy.
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