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.
March 19, 1994 |
A rural county's crusade to banish a paroled rapist hit a snag Friday when an appellate court blocked enforcement of an order that would have forced state officials to move him. The ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal left the fate of serial rapist Melvin A. Carter, who was paroled Thursday near the Modoc County town of Alturas, in doubt pending court action next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2006 |
In California's most remote corner, the air is crisp, the sweeping plains and towering peaks inspire awe, and the median home price just crested $100,000 for the first time. Yes, you read it right. Modoc is California's only county where the median price of a home has stayed so low for so long. It is the least expensive nook in one of America's priciest states, a place where home buyers live out the pluses -- and many of the minuses -- of that elusive concept, "affordability."
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2004 |
Patricia Cantrall, nicknamed the "Annie Oakley of Modoc County," straps her .38 backward on her left hip. "I prefer the cross draw," said the gregarious 65-year-old county supervisor and part-time cafe waitress. Cantrall and about 270 fellow residents of this sparsely populated corner of northeastern California routinely carry concealed handguns. When it comes to packing heat -- at least legally -- no other county in the state surpasses Modoc.