Sheriff's Office releases name of Cottonwood stabbing suspect

Jun 26, 2014 4:18 PM

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office released the name of the man arrested Wednesday night following a two-hour standoff at a Cottonwood trailer park.

Sheriff's Deputies arrested Richard Ryan Compton, 35, after being called to the 3800 block of Main Street around 7:30 p.m. last night following reports that two people had been stabbed.

When deputies arrived on scene, Compton barricaded himself inside a trailer for nearly two hours before he surrendered and was taken into custody.

Compton was taken to Mercy Hospital for medical treatment. He was then booked in Shasta County jail.

Two victims were found at the scene and transported to Mercy Medical Center, there is no word on their condition at this time.


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