Officials investigate inmate death
Monday, Feb. 25 — Law enforcement officials are investigating the Sunday, Feb. 24 death of an inmate as a homicide, according to a press release from High Desert State Prison (HDSP).
An unidentified 26-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell about 7:05 Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at 8 a.m.
HDSP is withholding the inmate’s identity pending the notification of the next of kin. The inmate arrived at HDSP April 10, 2012 after being convicted in Yolo County of sodomy with a child under the age of 14. He was serving a 22-year sentence.
His unidentified cellmate, who has been identified as the suspect, was retained in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending investigation of the incident.
The 40-year-old cellmate arrived at HDSP from Los Angeles County Nov. 15, 2010. He is serving a 110-year to life sentence for first-degree murder and unlawful sex with a victim under the age of 16.
The Investigative Services Unit at HDSP, the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, the Susanville Police Department and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the incident.
The Office of Inspector General’s Bureau of Independent Review has been notified.
Grizzlies look back on football season
Cole McCown, back left, Sam Joseph, Franky Shepherd, Quinn Thompson, Case Bennett, Jace Woginrich, front left, Tyler Clark, Colton Faure, Jake Thomas and Kyle Barnetche were all presented with awards during the Lassen High School varsity football awards ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 4. Photo by Maddie...Read More...
Lassen High wrestling hosts Purple and Gold Scrimmage
The Lassen High School wrestling team held its annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Lassen High gym. The wrestling team broke up into two teams, purple and gold, and faced off in a night of wrestling that gave fans a taste of what they can expect in the coming season. Lassen...Read More...
Cougars face tough teams to prepare for a victorious season
TJ McCauley attempts to keep the ball away from a Fresno City College player during the championship basketball game of the El Camino Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 24. The Lassen Community College Cougars have been competing in pre-season tournaments and have earned several wins. Photo by Scott Nordstrom Dec....Read More...