facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Police: Woman facing eviction from Indian community killed relatives

Feb. 21, 2014 at 10:58 PM   |   Comments

CEDARVILLE, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A woman facing eviction from an American Indian settlement in California shot her brother, niece and nephew and another woman dead, police said.

Cherie Rhoades, 44, was arrested at the scene Thursday afternoon, the Modoc County Record reported. Police said she pulled out a gun at a meeting at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office to discuss her eviction from the rancheria in northeastern California.

The victims were identified Friday as Rhoades' brother, Rurik Davis, 50, her nephew, Glenn Calonicco, 30, and niece, Angel Penn, 19. The fourth victim was Sheila Russo, 47, wife of a county sheriff's employee.

Police said she allegedly opened fire on the group, ran out of ammunition and grabbed a butcher knife from the office's kitchen.

Two people were wounded, one by gunfire and the other with the knife and both were in critical condition, Alturas Police Chief Ken Barnes said.

Barnes said Rhoades was transferred from the Modoc County Jail in Alturas to an undisclosed facility because of fears for her safety.

The Cedarville Rancheria is a federally recognized settlement of the Paiute tribe. Rancherias are small areas of land granted decades ago to California's remaining American Indian inhabitants.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
3
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
4
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback