April 23, 2017 – On Friday, April 21, 2017 at around 10:23pm our dispatch center was notified of an in-progress home invasion at 133 River Street in Downieville. During the call a window could be heard breaking and the reporting party stated the suspect was attempting to gain entry through the broken window. The reporting party stated her husband fired a single rifle shot at the suspect, striking him in the arm. The suspect then fled the residence.
Deputies responded to the scene and conducted a brief search of the area and later located a male matching the reporting party’s description along with a female subject inside a vehicle on Highway 49 just south of Downieville near mile post marker 15.39.
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Richard James Douglass, 22, of Napa, California was arrested for PC 182/459 (Conspiracy to Commit a Crime/Burglary), PC 664/211 (Unsuccessful Attempt to Commit a Crime/Robbery), PC 212.5 (Second Degree Robbery), and PC 1203.2 (Probation Violation-No Bail). Additionally, he has a $20,000 misdemeanor warrant out of Napa County for H&S 11364(a) (Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia and H&S 11377(a) (Possession of Controlled Substance) . Douglass received medical treatment and clearance for a laceration and non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Deborah R. Hunt, 33, of McKinleyville, CA, was arrested for PC 182/459 (Conspiracy to Commit a Burglary), PC 664/211 (Unsuccessful Attempt to Commit a Crime/Robbery), PC 212.5 (Second Degree Robbery), and PC 1203.2 (Probation Violation-No Bail).
Both subjects were booked into and are being housed at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada County and local bail is set at $200,000 each.
The investigation on this case is still ongoing.