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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – October 7, 1944

Monday, October 7th, 2019


Uptown Susanville from the Air, 1944 ~LIFE Magazine/Getty Collection

Assault Charge Follows Affray
October 7, 1944

In an affray in front of the forest service office, corner Gay and Main streets, Tuesday afternoon, James Solopoff, 31, received a three-inch stab wound in his left chest, inflicted by Elmer Hunter, it is charged.

Solopoff, who recently received an honorable discharge from the service after serving two years in the South Pacific, has been working for the forest service.

According to bystanders, the argument is said to have started over the alleged theft of a hat.

Hunter is held at the Lassen county jail, while Solopoff after having several stitches taken in the wound, returned to work.

Solopoff has filed a complaint through District Attorney A. J. Anderson, charging Hunter with assault with a deadly weapon.


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