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Shooting at Simon Legree’s

 

Victim Shot in Head; Trinity County Sheriff Gets His Man

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports that a man had been shot in the head on Friday, September 7, near Hawkins Bar.

The initial report received by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department came from a frantic 911 caller from Simon Legree’s Roadhouse Saloon in Hawkins Bar at 9:49 p.m., saying that an individual at the bar had been shot in the head.

Another report was shortly received that victim Timothy Thompson was shot in the head by a man standing near Highway 299 in front of a residence located along Highway 299 in Hawkins Bar.

Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives responded to Simon Legree’s and contacted several witnesses.

Timothy Thompson was taken to the hospital via ambulance.  He was later interviewed by detectives.

Witnesses said that Timothy Thompson, along with some friends, were standing along Highway 299 across from a residence in Hawkins Bar.

A dog from the residence wandered across the road and was barking at Thompson and his friends.  The group yelled at the dog and told it to leave.

They then heard a voice from the residence across the highway telling Mr. Thompson and his group to leave.

The dog ran back across the highway.  As the dog was crossing the road to return back home, he was struck by a passing car.

After the dog was hit by the vehicle, the group heard several shots coming from the residence across Highway 299.  Reports indicated the suspect stepped outside of his home and started firing several gun shots across the highway.

It was at that time that Timothy Thompson was struck in the head by one of the bullets.  His friends then took Thompson to Simon Legree’s bar and called for help.

Information was provided to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday, September 9, regarding who was responsible for the shooting.

That same day detectives along with Trinity County Sheriff Bruce Haney located and arrested Kenneth Earl Hodges, 50, in connection with the shooting.

Mr. Hodges was arrested on attempt to commit murder and for possessing, manufacturing, and selling dangerous weapons.

He was lodged into the Trinity County Jail in Weaverville, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department press announcement.

Loud people, angry people, people with firearms, and people with too much alcohol and time on their hands are bound to have something exciting happen.  In Trinity County everyone owns guns and
they use ‘em – sometimes just for the hell of it.

3 Responses to “Shooting at Simon Legree’s”

  1. Charlie Bean says:

    “Loud people, angry people, people with firearms, and people with too much alcohol and time on their hands are bound to have something exciting happen. In Trinity County everyone owns guns and they use ‘em – sometimes just for the hell of it.”

    Not true!

    • Josiah Maymoun says:

      yeah really dumb quote 1st of all people have guns everywhere they get brought here just like everything else imported to a rural area. Second just because it is a rural area we have a lot more diversity between local drunks. (shooter) was a paranoid tweek and a pot grower with his only way through life was cheating on his wife of like 10 kids whom he never took no responsibility for and living off our tax dollar taking advantage of every misuse of the system well fare you name it. (victim) Is a family man who did raise his daughter and loved his wife who has had his share of ruff patches but known through the community as a hard working honest individual who would give the shirt off his back for his neighbors only crimes really against the people is having a great sense of humor there is not many people like that left. The victim doesn’t own a gun and wouldn’t live with himself if he had done what the shooter has done, it was a random shot, but it intended harm and luckily it was Timothy Allen Thompson who took the shot anybody else would probably be dead.

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