[UPDATE 3:05 p.m.] Suspect in Shooting Today in Burnt Ranch Last Headed Towards Humboldt County

This is a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Trinity County Sheriffs Office TCSOOn Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 12:30pm Trinity County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a victim with a gunshot wound at a residence on Underwood Mountain Road in Burnt Ranch. The victim is currently getting medical attention. The suspect has fled the scene and headed towards Humboldt County in a 1994 White Jeep Cherokee.

The incident is currently under investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the suspect was just captured by a deputy on Hwy 96 near Marshall Lane.”The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is en route to take custody of her,” Hanson said.

UPDATE 2:38 p.m.: A reader tells us that a helicopter took the victim from Underwood Road area. The map indicates the road not the actual location.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m.: 

This is a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has detained the suspect in Hoopa on Highway 96. A Trinity County Sheriff’s

Office unit is on their way to pick up the suspect to transport them to the Trinity County Jail. The suspect is

being identified as Kristi McCoy, DOB 04-19-77.

The victim has been flown to a Redding area hospital.

The incident is still under investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available.




  • Maybe a rolling road block????

  • They got her, supposedly a tweaker who shot her own dad while trying to steal his guns…

  • Marshall Lane. not Marshal Lane..

  • Wow! That’s a lot of action for ol’ Burnt Ranch. Car accidents were the most exciting happenings there while I was growing up. I hope the victim survives this ordeal.

  • Not another Jeep Cherokee

  • They will sell a jeep to anyone these days sheesh!

  • If any of you knew about all the abuse Kristi suffered at the hands of her father you may think a lil differently. A black cloud follows her and more so if she is using. She has a big heart and always willing to help anyone at anytime. I love Kristi and will be praying for her and her babies.

  • she was abused by her father her entire life. you might have a new opinion after the facts come out.

  • Closest neighbor

    This is absolutely sick. Kristi was NOT abused by her father her whole life. The David McCoy I know is not capable of being the kind of monster you two people are describing. Maybe if you knew the David I’ve known for over 50 years, you’d realize that the girl has issues. David tried to help her but meth and whatever other drugs she has used throughout her life has destroyed the person she was. David and Missy (and Danielle) were our closest neighbors up South Fork in Salyer, but Kristi and her brother were raised by David’s mother, who tried her hardest to help her grandchildren but when you’re a drug addict, it’s hard to break away from it. Addicts will say anything to get sympathy, manipulate the system, and I am speaking from experience. I have a 43 year old daughter who used the same story, but said her adoptive brother molested her for 4 years, and that’s why the court should be lenient with her. Her own attorney told me that frankly, the judge was not going to fall for her sob story again, after she shot a man over drugs in Stockton. She has spent most of her adult life in and out of prison, and she always plays the “I was sexually abused” card whenever she gets caught. My daughter is quite a manipulator with men, especially correctional officers and police officers. Drug addiction is a sickness, and Kristi is sick, period. If she is so far gone that she shot her father, she needs to be locked up for good. Anyone who knows David well, also knows Kristi, and knows the hell she’s put her entire family through, including her grandmother, Mary, who was a great friend of mine. Once it was said, Kristi has had to maintain the lie, and embellish it, to gain sympathy. She needs help, and David, being a Christian, will again forgive her, if he survives this, but she needs to be in a locked facility, where she can be drug-free for the rest of her life. She was a sweet girl, but drugs have ruined her, and it is not her father’s fault. My heart goes out to David’s wonderful daughter, Danielle, who he raised himself, and his son, Stoney, who was also raised by their grandmother, Mary. It’s too bad that her father is being judged here by what Kristi maintains happened to her, without any proof, and without taking into consideration what kind of person she has shown herself to be. Any daughter mad at her father could make the same accusation, and there is no way a man/father/brother/ cousin can defend himself against something like that. David is such a great dad, as his other daughter, Danielle can testify to. She is a pleasure to know, and anyone that knows them can see that the father-daughter bond is very strong. Of course, Danielle doesn’t use drugs and has no need to be manipulative. She is her father’s daughter, through and through. It is sad that Kristi has ruined her life, and put her grandmother through hell when she started her acting up. I’m glad Mary and Syl aren’t alive to see what has become of her. There is a bible quote “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” Something along those lines, and it is so appropriate here.

  • Closest Neighbor, thank you for that. I too have known Dave for many years. He worked with my husband in Korbel way back when. He is a sweet and wonderful man. It’s sad that things like this happen. I hope and pray that he’ll be ok thru this. I also hope that Kristi can finally get the help she needs. It’s an awful road to continue down.

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