Inyo County Law Enforcement Arrests Suspect in Bishop Homicide Case

Inyo County Law Enforcement Arrests Suspect in Bishop Homicide Case

In a coordinated effort by law enforcement agencies in Inyo County, Brian Russell Stange, 52, of Bishop, was arrested on February 22, 2024, in connection with the homicide of local resident David Miller. The arrest was announced jointly by Inyo County Sheriff Stephanie Rennie and District Attorney Tom Hardy. Stange’s apprehension took place at approximately 5:56 p.m. in Bishop, following a collaborative effort involving the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, the Inyo/Mono Special Enforcement Detail, the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office, and the Bishop Police Department.

Stange is facing charges that include first-degree murder, with additional enhancements due to the use of a firearm and the alleged premeditated nature of the attack. His arraignment is scheduled for the coming days, where these charges will be formally presented.

The arrest follows an intensive investigation into the fatal shooting that occurred near Miller’s residence on February 12, around 3:09 p.m. Responding to reports of a person found bleeding in a driveway on Shepard Lane in Bishop, deputies discovered Miller with a fatal gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller, 57, was an esteemed 17-year employee of the Inyo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, known for his dedication and service to the community. He was also actively involved in the Eastern Sierra AFSCME (Local 315), serving in various union leadership roles. In response to his untimely death, Local 315 has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to support Miller’s family, particularly his three daughters, in covering funeral expenses.

While the investigation into Miller’s homicide continues, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office have expressed their deepest condolences to Miller’s family, friends, and colleagues. They emphasize the ongoing nature of the inquiry and the commitment to ensuring justice is served.

As the case progresses, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office is appealing to the public for any information that may aid the investigation. They extend their gratitude to the community for its support and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

This case serves as a reminder of the complexities involved in criminal investigations and the importance of community cooperation in solving serious crimes. The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a fundamental principle of the American justice system, and as such, Stange will have the opportunity to defend himself against the charges in a court of law.

Inyo County Law Enforcement Arrests Suspect in Bishop Homicide Case was last modified: March 7th, 2024 by admin
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