Victim driven to hospital by another roommate
INVERNESS PARK—Authorities with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department have arrested 26-year-old Inverness Park resident Kelsey Lin Winterkorn on attempted murder charges after she beat a roommate with a baseball bat.
On March 11, deputies with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home on Redwood Avenue in Inverness Park on a report of an assault. When deputies arrived they found a tenant who had been assaulted.
“The victim was able to escape further injury with the help of another roommate,” Lieutenant Jamie Scardina of the Marin County Sheriff’s Department said. “She was driven to Marin General Hospital by the roommate for treatment of her injuries.”
Winterkorn fled the scene as deputies canvassed the area but could not locate her. Deputies broadcasted a “Be on the Lookout” (BOL) for Winterkorn’s and the vehicle that she was driving to surrounding law enforcement agencies.
At 10:40p.m. a deputy with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department spotted the suspect’s vehicle parked on the side of the road on Neeley Road and Highway 116 in Guerneville. The deputy took Winterkorn into custody without incident
Deputies from the Marin County Sheriff’s Department responded to Guerneville and took Winterkorn into custody. She was booked into the Marin County Jail on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Her bail has been set at $500,000.
As deputies were investigating the crime scene back on Redwood Avenue they stumbled upon an indoor marijuana growing operation with over 700 plants. The Marin County Major Crimes Task Force was called in to assist in the investigation and recovery of the plants. The investigation into the grow house is continuing.
At this time, this is still an active investigation and the Marin County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information in this case to call the Sheriff’s Department at 415-479-2311.
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