Glenn County man arrested, facing charges after veterinary clinic rampage

Nov 11, 2014 1:44 PM by News Staff

A Glenn County man was arrested Monday after he allegedly showed up at a veterinary clinic in Willows and began beating customers and employees with a cane.

According to the Glenn County Sheriff's Office, the suspect 61-year-old Charles Kingman Jr. arrived at Burnham Veterinary Clinic Monday afternoon and began yelling that he was going to kill Leroy Burnham, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, for killing his dog.

Kingman began to make his way towards the rear of the office while swinging his cane at customers and employees, pushing down Leroy Burnham's wife on his way. He then encountered an employee who he immediately punched in the face knocking him to the floor. Once the employee was on the ground Kingman climbed on top of him and began punching him repeatedly.

Kingman was eventually tackled by off-duty Glenn County Service Officer Ben Niblack, who was visiting a family member who worked at the clinic. Niblack held Kingman on the ground until sheriff's deputies arrived.

Kingman was arrested and booked into the Glenn County Jail where he is being held on $152,000 bail for investigation of threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize and assault. The case has been sent to the Glenn County District Attorney's Office for review.


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