Oroville woman allegedly threatened family, kidnapped mother

Feb 6, 2015 6:53 PM by News Staff

An Oroville woman was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly ordering her mother, at knife point, to drive her to Ophir Elementary School.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office was called about a woman threatening family members with a large kitchen knife around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The callers identified the knife-wielding woman as 30-year-old Jessana Carmona and told dispatchers she had ordered her mother take her to Ophir Elementary School so she could see her kids.

A team of sheriff's deputies responded to the school and another team located the vehicle on Forbestown Road.

Carmona's mother was rescued when she stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Oro-Quincy Hwy and Forbestown Road and following a brief struggle, deputies arrested Carmona, who was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the struggle with deputies.

Carmona will be booked into the Butte County Jail for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, brandishing a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.


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