Dec 30, 2014 8:35 PM
Tehama County law enforcement is hunting for a man they say tried to kill two women.
Sheriff's officials say it happened early Saturday morning around two a.m. on the 17-thousand block of Westview Way in Cottonwood.
According to sheriff's deputies, 55-year old Mark Brewer broke into the home he and his estranged wife Candi Brewer once shared, and began attacking her with a hammer.
Brewer also attacked her mother with a hammer, fracturing her skull.
Both women were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding for their injuries.
Sheriff's deputies say Brewer returned to the home on Westview Way a second time Saturday evening, when he rammed his pickup truck into a tree.
A neighbor called police, and when they arrived, Brewer took off running on foot.
Lt. Yvette Borden of the Tehama County Sheriff's Office says, "this is an on-edge person who is possibly armed and dangerous. Shortly after he evaded deputies, we found there was a handgun that was unaccounted for, and he may have it now. We are asking anyone who sees Mark Brewer to give us a call and we ask that you don't approach him."
Sheriff's officials do not have the latest status of the two women.
The Tehama County Sheriff's Office dispatched multiple k-9 units and received help from the California Highway Patrol and their helicopters to search for Brewer after he ran from police.
They say Brewer may be driving a tan 1997 model Toyota Camry with the California license plate "4SWM076".
Brewer is being charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.
He is described as being 5'8", 185 lbs, has black and grey hair and brown eyes.
If anyone sees Brewer or knows where he may be they are urged to contact the Tehama County Sheriff's Office at 530-529-7900 or 911.
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