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Shasta County Sheriff's Deputies arrest man for shooting his neighbor

Shasta County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call from a woman who said she was shot by her neighbor.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 3:47 PM
Updated: Sep 12, 2019 4:50 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shascom responded to a call from a woman who said she was shot by her neighbor.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Shascom responded to a call from 54-year-old Dawne Maddox stating she had been shot by her neighbor, 58-year-old Steve Smith.

Moments after, Smith called Shascom advising his neighbor, Maddox, had hit him with a motorized quad.

Deputies from the Burney Station and Redding responded to the scene, located on Mineral School Road off of Oak Run Road near Highway 299 E in eastern Bella Vista. They immediately applied first aid to Maddox for her injuries until medical help arrived at the scene.

Maddox was transported to a hospital and is recovering there.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Smith was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Smith refused to provide deputies with a statement regarding the incident.

Smith was booked into the Shasta County Jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information to contact Shascom dispatch at 245-6540.

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