Argument over cat leads to stabbing
A Corning woman is behind bars on suspicion of attempted murder after she reportedly stabbed her husband on Sunday — one of two stabbings and a shooting in the area over a three-day period.
Mary Lee Oconnor, 55, was arrested by Tehama County sheriff's deputies at her home on the 23000 block of McLane Avenue just east of Corning after her husband called 911 around 12:50 a.m.
Deputies reported Oconnor attacked Patrick Joseph Oconnor, 43, with a folding-blade pocket knife multiple times in the neck and arm.
It appears the attack occurred during an argument over a cat, the Sheriff's Department said.
Deputies said Patrick Oconnor told them he was able to run away from his wife after she stabbed him.
He was found by Corning police officers outside on McLane Avenue.
The stab wound to Oconnor's neck nicked his carotid artery, and he was transported by St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, where he was treated and released, officials said.
Mary Oconnor was booked into the Tehama County Jail. Bail was set at $1 million.
Red Bluff police reported a 16-year-old boy was shot about 9:15 p.m. Friday, while he, his 14-year-old brother and other teens walking in the Tractor Supply parking lot when two men dressed in dark clothing came near them.
One of the men pulled out a handgun and shot the teen in the ankle. Police said it appears to be gang-related.
The shooting victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated and released, officials said.
No arrests were made, and police are still looking for the man responsible for cutting James Burnham, 52, of Red Bluff in the face on Sunday.
Police reported that Burnham suffered a laceration to his face at the Red Bluff River Park during a fight with an Hispanic man around 1 p.m.
Burnham was taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.