A Gazelle man was charged with attempted murder Sunday after being accused of firing shots during an altercation at a Soda Creek Road residence and then fleeing from his crashed vehicle.
Donald Dixon, age 38, is being held without bail at the Siskiyou County Jail, said Allison Giannini, spokesperson for the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department. He’s also charged with two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on April 21, the Sheriff’s Department received a report of a shooting at Soda Creek Rd. residence. Deputies found several windows of the home that had been shot out, Giannini said.
The victim stated Dixon forced his way in and an altercation had taken place. The victim said Dixon fled the area with a female that was also at the residence at the time of the incident.
The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta where he was treated and released for injuries sustained in the altercation.
While responding to the call, deputies discovered an overturned vehicle matching a description of Dixon’s.
The area was searched with help from a California Highway Patrol helicopter, however, deputies were unable to locate the suspect or the female that was reported to be with him, said Giannini.
Later in the morning deputies were informed that the suspect and the female were at his home in Gazelle after receiving a ride from a friend.
Deputies responded along with members of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team. They were able to convince Dixon to surrender without incident, Giannini said. The female was also located in his home.
Both were transported to local hospitals where they received treatment for injuries sustained in the vehicle accident, and both were subsequently released, Giannini said.