UPDATE: The Plumas County Sheriff's Office says the suspect is now in custody.


At 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 11 Plumas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a male subject who is identified as John Butcher as stabbing another make adult in the eye with a knife.

The victim was transported to Seneca Hospital in Chester California. 

During the investigation it was determined John committed the following crimes: assault with a delay weapon-245 PC, child endangerment-273a(a)PC, and burglary 459 PC.

John Butcher left the scene on foot and has not been found. 

He is described as wearing a black jacket, black jeans and boots. he is 6-2 in height and weighs approximately 195 pounds with brown eyes and hair. 

The Plumas County Sheriffs Office is requesting anyone with information of John's whereabouts to please call their Communications center at (530)283-6300.

(Plumas County Sheriff's Office contributed to this post.)