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Trinity County Sheriff Deputies Arrest Murder Suspect

On Tuesday at around 6:40 p.m. an off-duty Trinity County Deputy driving on Highway 299 east of Lewiston was flagged down by a man with a severe gunshot wound.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 6:45 AM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 11:40 AM

LEWISTON, Calif. - On Tuesday at around 6:40 p.m. an off-duty Trinity County Deputy driving on Highway 299 east of Lewiston was flagged down by a man with a severe gunshot wound. 

A local ambulance as well as a Cal Fire Firefighter also happened to drive by the scene and stopped to assist. Despite their efforts, the man later died from his injuries.

Detectives with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman who was at the scene. They identified her as Jessica Chase,36, of Lewiston.

The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit at (530) 623-2611.

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