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Deputies in Shasta County arrest wanted homicide suspect

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect who allegedly killed a person in Dana, Calif.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 3:46 PM
Updated: Jun 24, 2021 3:22 PM

UPDATE: 3:22 p.m. Thursday - Shasta County deputies said they located Richard Duvall II at a transient camp near Lagoon Drive and Riverview Drive in Redding around 9:36 a.m. Thursday.

He was arrested without incident and was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

His bail is set for $1 million.

The investigation is ongoing and details about the motive have not been released. 

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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Deputies are searching for a homicide suspect after they responded to a report of a stabbing in Dana, Calif., Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said Neilon Welch from Fall River Mills, Calif. was found dead when deputies arrived at 28515 Rosie’s Lookout Drive just after 5 p.m. Monday.

The Shasta County Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and identified Richard Lee Duvall II, 29, as the suspect.

Deputies said there is an active Homicide arrest warrant out for Duvall.

The Shasta County Secret Witness is offering $5,000 for any information leading to Duvall’s arrest. Call (530) 243-2319 with any information.

Deputies said an autopsy will determine Welch’s cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

They also ask people to not approach Duvall as he should be considered dangerous and armed.

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