April 2, 1994 |
A judge from outside Modoc County was assigned Friday to hear the county's lawsuit aimed at barring parole of serial rapist Melvin Carter in the area. Modoc County Superior Court Judge Guy Martin Young denied the state's attempt to have the case moved out of Modoc County but ordered assignment of another judge to hear the lawsuit, court officials said. Carter was paroled in Modoc County last month after serving a sentence for 23 crimes, including rape, assault and burglary.
March 18, 1994 |
A notorious serial rapist who confessed to attacking more than 100 women was paroled Thursday in the tiny Modoc County town of Alturas, where residents promptly threatened to kill him and a judge issued an order seeking to banish him from the region. State corrections officials said Melvin A.
May 14, 1994 |
The U.S. Forest Service, bending to public pressure, ordered California officials Friday to eject paroled serial rapist Melvin Carter and an inmate camp from federal forest property in Modoc County. The Forest Service revoked the state's permit to use the Modoc National Forest land after state officials refused to remove Carter, a notorious parolee whose presence at the camp has created an uproar in the nearby community of Alturas, in the state's northeast corner.