A 25-year-old Bishop woman was arrested today for allegedly stabbing and beating an 80-year-old woman in a Riverside mobile home and stabbing a dog in another trailer in the same mobile home park.
Shannon Lynn Jones was arrested around 2 a.m. in Wildomar after a short vehicle chase. Jones was driving the 80-year-old woman's Toyota Camry, crashed it and tried to run away before she was caught, Riverside police Sgt. David Amador said.
Jones was finally apprehended at Bundy Canyon and Orange Street, jail records show.
The attacks on the woman and dog occurred early Monday at the Meadows mobile home park in the 4000 block of Pierce Street in the La Sierra neighborhood, Amador said.
The woman, who is hospitalized in serious but stable condition, was found around 8:10 a.m. Monday. She suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to her body, Amador said.
The attack on the dog was reported around 6 a.m. by a couple who said a woman had stabbed their pet inside their residence. The couple told reporters the woman was talking incoherently, saying she was hiding from her husband who was trying to kill her. They said they didn't discover their dog had been attacked until after the woman left. The animal was back home Monday night and was expected to survive, its owners told reporters.
A car next to the older woman's house was tampered with and another resident's shed was broken into, Amador said, adding that police believe all the crimes reported in the park were committed by the same suspect.
Jones was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail. She was expected to be arraigned Thursday at the Riverside Hall of Justice, according to jail records. --City News Service