Butte County man accused of assaulting two people he’d invited to stay with him
Photo: George McKinnon, Butte County Sheriff’s Office
Originally published 11-17-20 via Facebook
by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office:
“Oroville, CA – On the morning of November 14, 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives responded to a report of an assault in the 200 block of Black Bart Road, Oroville. Upon arrival deputies contacted a female victim who reported she and her boyfriend were assaulted at a nearby residence. The female victim was interviewed and transported to a local hospital. Deputies immediately responded to a residence located in the 200 block of Black Bart Road, to check the welfare of the female victim’s boyfriend.
Upon arrival at the residence deputies contacted a male victim. The male victim had multiple injuries and was immediately transported to Oroville Hospital. Based on the significance of the male victim’s injuries, the male victim was later transported to another hospital. While at the residence, deputies contacted George McKinnon, age 67, of Oroville.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence where the assault occurred, and conducted a follow-up investigation. During the service of the search warrant and subsequent follow-up investigation, detectives determined McKinnon had invited the female and male victim to stay at his residence. Detectives located evidence McKinnon became upset with the male victim, and McKinnon proceeded to hit the female and male victim with an object.
During the follow-up investigation, detectives determined the male victim suffered from a disability which confined him to a wheelchair. Detectives located evidence McKinnon knew the male victim suffered from disabilities, and McKinnon intentionally struck the male victim with an object multiple times. The male victim sustained serious injuries and is currently in stable condition.
On November 14, McKinnon was booked into the Butte County Jail for felony battery, and for two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon. McKinnon is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Tuesday, November 17, at 3 PM.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Phil Wysocki at 530-538-7671.”