Sheriff’s Office Arrests Home Invasion Suspects
On February 4, 2019 at about 10:20 a.m., a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputy responded to the 12000 block of Homeland Road, MacDoel, in response to a report of a home invasion robbery. According to the victim, he was allegedly held against his will and robbed at gunpoint in his residence by two male assailants. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the call to assist. An investigation conducted by Deputy Gary Pannell and Sergeant Abner Weed, SCSO, identified two persons of interest in the case. Later in the evening, based on the follow-up investigation, two suspects were arrested at Pine Street addresses in the City of Dorris.
The victim was treated at the Butte Valley Health Clinic and later, at Sky Lake Hospital in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The suspects, Mr. Blake Hampton Lybrand Day, 38, of Dorris, and Mr. Steven Craig Shilling, 38, of Dorris, were arrested for armed robbery, criminal threats, and assault with a deadly weapon. They were later booked at the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka.
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “We are thankful the suspects in this case were identified and arrested for their alleged offenses, and we are grateful the victim survived the ordeal. This was a good case of investigative work on the part of the involved deputy and sergeant. This incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”