Man Holds Shotgun to Woman’s Face, LCSO SWAT Team Responds


Standoff in Standish, Lassen County sheriff’s SWAT team was called out after a man held a shotgun to a woman’s face.

Last evening, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in Litchfield. The victim reported that her brother, John Lee Wilson, who holds priors in Lassen County, physically assaulted her with a shotgun and provided information that led deputies to a residence in Standish.

After locating Wilson’s unoccupied van, deputies set up a perimeter and attempted to contact Wilson for two hours.

With no response, the SWAT (SWAT) Team was called in, and a search warrant was obtained. Around 6:00 PM, SWAT members entered the home and dispensed chemical agents. After finding no one in the house, they entered an outbuilding, where they successfully apprehended Wilson and an accomplice, Teri Neal of Janesville, without incident.

Wilson was arrested on charges including Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Brandishing a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Prohibited Person in Possession of Ammunition, with bail set at $60,000. Neal faces charges of Obstructing and Resisting a Peace Officer, with bail set at $10,000. Both were transported to the Lassen County Jail, where they remain in custody.