Photo: Tyler Lopez
It was almost 1:30 AM on 07/16/2019 when a female caller reported to Glenn County Sheriff Deputies that a stabbing had taken place at Grindstone Rancheria in Elk Creek, CA.
She detailed that 31-year old Joseph Peters was stabbed in the chest by 28-year old Tyler Lopez. Medical personnel and police arrived to aid Peters, who received treatment at Enloe Hospital and was released with a minor injury.
Before going to the hospital, Peters spoke with the Glenn County Sheriff Sergeant and Orland Police Officers. He told officers he exchanged words with Lopez then punched him in the face. Lopez reacted by stabbing Peters.
Lopez had been on the Sheriff’s radar for some months prior this incident. He was the suspect of several residential burglaries at Grindstone, suspected of stealing firearms, illegal firearm possession, vandalism, threatening juveniles, unlawfully discharging a firearm, and cruelty to animals.
He was detained at 4:24 AM on July 16th in Grindstone Rancheria where he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. He was also questioned about his suspected involvement in other criminal activity and the information he relayed to officials was forwarded to the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office.
Lopez was booked into the Glenn County Jail without resistance with his bail set at $100,000.