An Alturas Man Found Guilty in a Fatal Stabbing


Jarett Blue Rucker was convicted by a jury after a week-long trial for murdering 55-year-old Milton Patrick McGarva.

In March 2020, Sheriffs arrived at a home in Likely, discovering McGarava inside the home stabbed to death. Rucker was also in the home and found with stab wounds. Investigations led to uncovering that the two had a heated argument.
The Modoc Sheriff’s office extended appreciation to those who brought justice to the McGarva family. Sheriff Dowdy expressed that he was “more than pleased with the outcome of this case” and hoped for peace for the McGarvas.

Rucker will be sentenced April 3rd, he remains in custody without bail.