The Trinity County District Attorney’s Office charged a Weaverville woman with assault with a deadly weapon after she allegedly attacked another woman with a sword Aug. 5.
Rae Haines, 52, also faces a special allegation of causing great bodily injury. She was arraigned Aug. 7 in Trinity County Superior Court.
The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office said on the day of the incident the 911 call came in approximately 4:34 p.m. that a female 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 Haines.
The victim 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, the Sheriff’s Office said.
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.