Group “pistol whipped”, one shot, during Oak Run home invasion

OAK RUN — Authorities are investigating a reported home invasion robbery in Oak Run that left one person with head injuries from being “pistol whipped” and another with a gunshot wound to the leg early Friday morning, October 25.

Despite “several inconsistent stories of what had happened,” sheriff’s officials have said they are are now trying to piece together the series of events that occurred during the violent incident, which happened on the 30200 block of  Frontier Rd.


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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies were first alerted to the home invasion robbery and reports of a shooting just before 2 a.m., Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Wallace reported after the incident.

“During the ensuing investigation, deputies learned several masked subjects entered the property … at about 1 a.m.,” Wallace explained. “The masked subjects confronted four victims while ransacking the property.”

During the home invasion, “one victim was ‘pistol whipped’ causing an injury to his head and another victim was shot in his lower leg causing a grazing type wound,” Wallace continued. “The four victims were then bound with electrical cords and placed into a dilapidated outbuilding.”

A short time later, the suspects left the property, at which time the four victims managed to free themselves from their restraints and call 911 to report the incident.

The injured victims received medical treatment at the scene but refused further medical treatment, according to Wallace.

Due to “several inconsistent stories of what had happened,” deputies have not been able to identify how many masked subjects there were or what property was taken, explained the Sgt.

Officials are continuing to investigate the incident and have asked that anyone with further information about their ongoing investigation to contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6540. Callers can refer to incident file number 19S039492 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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