Two men stabbed in Shasta Lake – Redding brothers arrested

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif. — Authorities say two Redding brothers were arrested after a violent knife attack on two Shasta Lake men early Wednesday morning, June 2.

The men who were arrested allegedly attacked the two victims in the driveway of a Shasta Lake residence in the 1100 block of Shasta Way. The victims sustained non-life-threatening knife injuries and both are expected to survive, according to arresting deputies.


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Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta Lake Division were dispatched to the home around 3 a.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing that had just occurred at the Shasta Lake home, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant Garet Baldwin has since said of the incident and arrests.

When deputies arrived they found two men, Justin Forbes, 33, and Brandon Wible, 21, both of Shasta Lake, with stab wounds. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene and treated the pair for their injuries.

Redding brothers Thor and Zeth Turnbaugh were arrested after allegedly attacking and stabbing two men outside a Shasta Lake home early Wednesday morning. Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, Shasta Lake Division photos

Wible told investigating deputies that he received a threatening phone call from an acquaintance, Thor Turnbaugh, 20, of Redding. During that phone call, Thor threatened to go to Forbes’ Shasta Way residence and kick in the door of the home, where Forbes and his family reside.

“Wible responded to the Shasta Way residence and was met by Thor Turnbaugh and his brother, Zeth Turnbaugh in the driveway in front of the residence,” Baldwin explained; saying, “Thor and Zeth immediately began assaulting Wible for an unknown reason.”

Forbes, who was inside his home and witnesses the attack begin and saw that Zeth was armed with a knife, ran out to the driveway and attempted to stop the assault on Wible.

“All four men were involved in a physical altercation where Forbes and Wible received their stab wounds,” Baldwin continued.

After the attack, Thor and Zeth fled the scene in their vehicle.


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Deputies were later able to locate both Thor and Zeth, and both suspects were arrested for the attack. Both men were later booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Online jail records indicate both men have since been released from custody.

The Sheriff’s investigation is continuing and officials have asked that anyone with additional information regarding the incident to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta Lake Division at (530) 245-6540. Callers can refer to incident file number 21S018067 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.