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Shasta deputies searching for a suspect they warn is dangerous

Shasta County Deputies searching for a man they say attacked his family in Castella Thursday night.

Posted: May 14, 2021 7:43 AM
Updated: May 14, 2021 5:32 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Deputies are searching for a man they describe as dangerous. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Curtis "CJ" Bartoo attacked family members with a weapon.

Deputies say they responded to a call about a family disturbance at a home on Main St. in Castella, around 5:29 p.m. Thursday. Callers reported that Bartoo was assaulting his family members in the home.

With help from the Siskyou County Sheriff's Office and the CHP, Shasta County deputies set up a perimeter around the home but found out Bartoo had already fled. Deputies searched the area but could not find him. 

Two victims had to be taken to the hospital for their injuries. Investigators spoke with victims, who said Bartoo threatened further violence if the victims attempted to leave the home.

Bartoo is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury, criminal threats, and false imprisonment. Deputies say Bartoo has a history of controlled substance use and violence. Bartoo already has one felony warrant for a separate violent incident. 

Deputies say if you see Bartoo, do not make contact with him, as he is considered dangerous. Instead, deputies ask you to contact the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.   

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