Burney man arrested after stabbing brother in chest

BURNEY — A domestic dispute between brothers led to one man being stabbed in the chest and another man facing attempted murder charges in Burney Monday, Feb, 3. The victim was airlifted to a Redding area hospital after the violent incident, which happened on the 20000 block of Hudson St.

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Deputies assigned to Shasta County Sheriff’s Burney Station were first alerted to the stabbing around 5:45 p.m., when Burney resident Ken Herrington called 911 to report he had just been stabbed in the chest, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc St.Clair reported after the stabbing.

Ken also said he had been stabbed by his brother, 45-year-old, Alan Herrington, during a dispute at their residence.

Alan Herrington was arrested last night after allegedly stabbing his brother, Ken Herrington, in the chest with a large kitchen knife. The violent incident happened during a family argument at their Burney home. SCSO photo

When deputies arrived at the scene they confirmed the victim had been stabbed in the chest and immediately requested an air ambulance respond to life-flight him to a Redding hospital for treatment. His current condition was not immediately available, according to St.Clair.

During their subsequent investigation deputies interviewed several witnesses who were at the home when the stabbing occurred.

Witnesses told investigating deputies Alan was intoxicated and became involved in an argument with his brother, Ken. At some point during the argument, Ken asked Alan to accompany him outside the residence, “because he was concerned about their elder parents still in the home,” according to the Sgt.

“Alan Herrington then grabbed a large knife from a knife block in the kitchen and stabbed Ken Herrington in the center of his chest … then fled on foot from the residence,” explained St.Clair; who did not specify what caused the argument and ultimately led to the stabbing.

Although Alan had fled the area prior to deputies’ arrival, deputies soon located and detained him a short distance from his Hudson St. home.

During a subsequent interview, Alan admitted to stabbing his brother during the argument, according to St.Clair; who said Alan was arrested for the attempted murder of his brother. He was later booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Burney Station at (530) . Callers can refer to incident file number 20S003806 and can remain anonymous.


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 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 16 grandchildren.

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