FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On June 13th at approximately 10:30 PM Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Wilkerson Ranch area of Bishop for shots fired. Upon arrival, with the assistance of California Highway Patrol and Bishop Police Department, law enforcement immediately secured the scene and attempted to locate the suspect. Officers were able to determine that at least one shot was fired at the victim within the residence. The suspect was identified as 40 year old Scott Chad Smith of Bishop, CA.
Smith was located today, June 14th, at the Shady Rest RV Park; he is being held at the Inyo County jail for attempted murder, bail has been set for $500,000. Assisting in today’s search were Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police Department and California Department of Fish and Game
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with any information pertaining to this case to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 760-878-0383.
– Carma Roper, Inyo Sheriff PIO