Sgt. Chad Hermann left, and his son Deputy Tyler Hermann, right, escort the suspect Robert Knight out of the bushes where he was hiding off of Beskeen Lane in Quincy. He was taken into custody around 12:30 p.m. after a search that involved the Plumas County Sheriff, CHP, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Photo by Victoria Metcalf

Search underway for suspected assailant; now in custody

12:30 p.m.: Sheriff Greg Hagwood reports that the suspect is in custody; he was arrested on Beskeen Lane. The sheriff wants to thank the California Highway Patrol and the Department of Fish and Wildlife for their assistance. Reporter Victoria Metcalf has been on scene and more information will be posted as it becomes available.

12:12 p.m. update: A Code Red alert has been issued for residents in the vicinity of Gansner Park, Beskeen Lane and West’s Ranch Road (the area where the suspect is believed to be) to be aware of the potential danger and to alert authorities if he is spotted. Sheriff Greg Hagwood said that CHP aircraft are aiding in the search.

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office reports that a woman was attacked with a box cutter in the vicinity of the Spanish Creek and Gold Pan motels in Quincy. Deputies are on the lookout for Robert Knight, the alleged assailant. Knight is a Quincy resident who is reported to be 5’8″, 150 pounds, with short grey hair and possible goatee. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call 530-283-6300 or 911. Sheriff Greg Hagwood said the SWAT team has been activated to aid in the search. He reports that the victim is expected to survive.

6 thoughts on “Search underway for suspected assailant; now in custody

  • September 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm
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    Thank you! Odd to see men with rifles in the meadow, and a quick explanation sent us back inside, when the Code Red alert came through warning of a potentially hazardous situation. Then the plane kept circling, and after not very long, a deputy came up the drive to tell us of the success of their search. Good job, everyone – the system works!

  • September 14, 2018 at 2:52 pm
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    Way to go Hermann’s.

    I know both Sgt. Chad Hermann & Deputy Tyler Hermann. Both are a real credit to the department.

  • September 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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    Thanks to all law enforcement officers involved for a great job. My dog and I drove up to armed deputies on Beskeen Lane this morning, and I was informed of the situation . Just another reminder why we are so fortunate to live in Quincy , and are able to depend on the highly trained officials working for us in this county.

  • September 14, 2018 at 7:33 pm
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    I <3 the professionalism of Greg Hagwood and his team. A grand thank you to the Hermanns! We, along with many others use that bike path.

  • September 14, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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    Great Job! Your hard work is appreciated.

  • September 15, 2018 at 7:09 am
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    Not a good idea to mess with Tiger wrestlers.

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