Arrest made in stabbing of 80-year-old woman and dog in trailer park

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Riverside police on Tuesday arrested a woman suspected of stabbing and beating an 80-year-old woman as well as stabbing a dog, authorities said.

The suspect, described as a 25-year-old woman, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Tuesday and was undergoing questioning, but authorities were not ready to identify her, said Lt. Russ Shubert of the Riverside Police Department.

[Updated 8:10 a.m. Feb. 26: The suspect was identified as Shannon Lynn Jones, 25, of Bishop. She was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, home invasion robbery, burglary, animal cruelty and vehicle theft, authorities said.]


The victim was in serious but stable condition with multiple stab wounds and blunt-force trauma to her body after the attack Monday morning in her mobile home in a trailer park in the 4000 block of Pierce Street in the city’s La Sierra neighborhood. Police described the incident as a home-invasion robbery and said the woman’s 1995 Toyota Camry was stolen.

The dog was stabbed Monday morning in a different mobile home in the same trailer park, according to police. The condition of the animal was not released.


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Shannon Lynn Jones, 25, of Bishop, CA