The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office released more information this evening regarding the attempted murder in Quincy and the arson fire in Portola that happened very early today, June 18.
According to the news release, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a call at approximately 1:30 a.m. about a subject screaming for help. The individual was covered in blood possibly from being stabbed at the Claremont Court Duplexes in Quincy.
Deputies responded to the scene and located a subject with severe life-threatening injuries and began providing emergency medical treatment for the victim. Medical personnel arrived on the scene and the victim was ultimately flown to an out-of-the-area hospital for treatment.
Deputies were able to quickly identify a suspect, Cole Adam, 20, of Quincy. Adam was taken into custody without incident after he was called out of his apartment. Adam was transported to the Plumas County Correctional Center and booked for attempted murder and mayhem. Bail is set at $500,000.
Approximately 30 minutes later, a Portola resident called 911 to report a fully engulfed structure fire at 76645 Rocky Point Road in Portola. Fire Personnel from Beckwourth, Eastern Plumas, Sierra Valley and Graeagle responded and quickly contained the fire to a string of connected cabins. The residents of the cabins were evacuated, and one resident was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care for medical care. The Red Cross will be working with displaced victims.
During the investigation, it was determined one resident was not accounted for and lived in the most heavily damaged apartment. The missing resident was located and determined to be responsible for starting the fire. Dale Clutter, 63, of Portola was arrested for the charge of arson and under the influence of a controlled substance. Clutter was transported to the Plumas County Correctional Facility where he was booked and held on $10,000.
Investigators from Cal Fire responded to the scene and will be conducting an investigation as to the cause and origin of the fire.