Update on this incident:
According to a Times-Standard article posted on-line Jan 12, 2012:
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office arrested John Robert Powell on suspicion of murdering his stepfather. Click here to read more...
According to a press release from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, dated Jan.11, 2012:
The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is looking for John Robert Powell of Mad River for questioning regarding the shooting on January 9, 2012 involving his stepfather Jonathon William Powell. John R. Powell may be armed and is considered dangerous. Anyone knowing his whereabouts is urged not to approach him but to call your local Police or Sheriff’s Department right away or to call Trinity County Sheriff’s Office at 530-623-2611.
John R. Powell was arrested on January 6, 2012 by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office for a misdemeanor warrant out of Humboldt County. Powell was cited out and released from the Trinity County Jail the night of January 6, 2012.
Background on January 9 shooting:
On January 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from Janette Powell stating that she came home to her residence in Ruth, CA to find her husband Jonathon William Powell deceased with gunshot wound(s). There was not any evidence of a break-in, burglary or robbery at the scene.
Photo of John Robert Powell-wanted for questioning: