Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cottonwood, CA: Murder-suicide suspected in Cottonwood

By JULIE ZEEB -DN Staff Writer
Posted: 11/10/2009 06:55:19 AM PST
Updated: 11/10/2009 07:26:55 AM PST

COTTONWOOD A Cottonwood couple is dead after a domestic disturbance Sunday evening in the 17000 block of Billy Jack Lane.

According to TCSD logs, Pamela Ann Vannoy, 51, called the Tehama County Sheriff's Department at 7:55 p.m. to report her husband, John Calvin Vannoy, 53, was at their residence trying to harm her.

While Pamela Vannoy was on the phone with the department, John Vannoy took the phone away from her and shots were fired.

We had the male half on the phone saying he shot his wife and then more shots were fired, said Sheriff Clay Parker.

The SWAT team was called out to the incident at 8:32 p.m. to ensure that the residence could be entered safely, Parker said.

We do not believe anyone else other than the two parties are involved, Parker said.

An investigation is ongoing and no further information was available.

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