The knife-wielding man who was shot by an off-duty correctional officer at Costco on Thursday had been released from Doctors Behavioral Health Center two hours before the shooting, his sister said, noting that her brother has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Robert Lee Woody says he gave the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office false information when he told authorities he saw Modesto attorney Frank Carson and then-California Highway Patrol Officer Walter Wells in Turlock where Korey Kauffman was killed.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office before trial, saying a former prosecutor was disciplined for bad behavior and not because he supported his boss’s political opponent.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death at Elsey’s Pond off Sullivan Creek, near Mono Way, in Sonora. The man was identified Friday afternoon as a 36-year-old transient, Zachariah Hickie. His body was found near where a vegetation fire started early Friday.