An attack involving a sword sent one woman to the hospital and another to jail on Monday, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office said.
The 911 call came in approximately 4:34 p.m. that a female subject had been assaulted near the area of Weaver Street in Weaverville. The suspect in the matter had reportedly used a sword during the altercation, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Multiple units were dispatched. Once on scene, they detained a female identified as Rae Haines, 52, of Weaverville.
After the detention of Haines, the victim in the matter was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital, where she was treated for several lacerations and later released.
During the investigation, numerous witnesses were identified, all indicating that Haines had struck the victim multiple times with a large sword, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The sword was recovered from the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office said during an interview with Haines, she admitted to having struck the victim multiple times with a sword. Haines also admitted to having manufactured several incendiary devices, which had been seized weeks prior and had remained part of an ongoing investigation.
Haines was arrested and booked into the Trinity County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and manufacture of an incendiary device.
Agencies that responded to the incident included the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Weaverville Volunteer Fire Department and Trinity County Life Support.