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Man en route to sheriff’s office injures self with saw

A former Eastern Plumas County resident who said he was driving himself to the sheriff’s office to confess to a murder, injured himself with a skill saw prior to his arrival.

The California Highway Patrol reports that its Susanville communications center received a 911 call from a 38-year-old Reno man at approximately 4:31 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. During that call the man said he had committed a homicide approximately two years prior and was driving to the sheriff’s office in Quincy to turn himself in to authorities. His call was transferred to Plumas County and he told dispatch that he had also sustained an injury to his arm.

CHP units from the Portola resident post and Quincy were sent to follow the subject. They stopped him in front of the sheriff’s office where they determined that he had suffered a major self-inflicted injury to his arm and would require immediate medical care.

A sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene and spoke with him there and subsequently at the hospital.

According to Investigations Sergeant Steve Peay, the subject, whose name has not been released because he is on a mental health hold, made numerous statements of various crimes.

Peay said, “Follow-up has been done on his statements and they don’t appear to correlate with any crime in this county or neighboring counties.”

Peay said that the subject is well known to the Plumas County’s Sheriff’s Office.

After being treated initially at Plumas District Hospital he was flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno.

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