Monday and Tuesday, Inyo Sheriff and Bishop Police officers were on the look out for a 25-year-old Bishop woman wanted for stabbing and beating an 80-year-old woman in the Riverside area. Shannon Lynn Jones didn’t make it back to Inyo. Police arrested her in Riverside County for a string of alleged crimes including attempted murder, home invasion, robbery, burglary, animal cruelty and vehicle theft. Last fall Jones had been booked at the Inyo Sheriff’s Office for felony battery, resisting a police officer and disturbing the peace.
According to KTLA news, at 6am Monday a call went in to Riverside Police that a young woman was hiding in a shed in the Meadows Mobile Home Park rambling that someone was trying to kill her. Reports said she left her purse and ID at that scene. Then at 6:30am, a couple in the same mobile home park called to report that they found a woman sitting in their living room wearing surgical gloves and a construction hat with a kitchen knife at her feet. They said they later discovered that she had stabbed their dog. Some reports said that the woman, believed to be Shannon Jones, told the couple that her husband was trying to kill her.
Around 8am Monday, another caller said they heard a neighbor moaning inside her mobile home. Authorities said they found a woman beaten and stabbed. Her 1995 Camry had also been stolen. The woman was hospitalized and reported in critical but stable condition. Riverside Police issued a bulletin and specifically contacted the Inyo Sheriff’s Department and Bishop Police to be on the look out for Shannon Jones. Bishop Police said they had assisted Inyo Sheriff’s Officers in a local incident. Both agencies expected Jones might show up in Inyo.
Riverside Police reported that Jones was arrested by a joint law enforcement effort before 3am Tuesday. Riverside Police said that Jones was captured after a short vehicle pursuit in Riverside County. Police reported that after crashing the stolen Camry, Jones fled on foot and was later arrested without incident.