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   These are the stories you will find in this week's newspaper:
  • Fire connection: The man accused of starting the massive King Fire was arrested in Plumas County 11 years ago.
  • Candidate forums planned: The League of Women Voters announced it will host forums for the Portola City Council race and for District 5 supervisor.
  • Local emergency: The Plumas Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

Update: Antelope Lake triple shooting

Daniel McDonaldBreakingNews
Staff Writer
7/8/2011



No evidence of weapons found in shooting victims' car

An investigation into the July 2 shooting death of Susanville resident Rory McGuire, 20, has yet to find evidence that he or the five other men in his car were armed.

Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, Nev., faces eight felony counts, including murder, after he admitted opening fire on the Susanville men during a car chase.

Wallin-Reed, who called the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office after the shooting, claimed the six men were stealing solar lights from his residence along the Janesville grade.

Wallin-Reed said that one of the men in the fleeing car driven by McGuire on that late Saturday night fired a shot at him.

“If that was the scenario, the charges that have been filed in this case would have been entirely different,” Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister said. “But that scenario (exchange of gunfire) is not something that I have seen from the evidence.”

Wallin-Reed is charged with murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of an assault weapon.

See this week's newspaper for more updates and further details.


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