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4A Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Dan McDonald to pay for his girlfriend's two due to use of drugs -- time for yourself.' He would working for him. "I don't know ..." Managing Editor sons to attend the popularparticularly work eight hours on one job "No signs of that," Vaglivielo said. "Maybe he summer camp. methamphetamine -- was and then go work eight hours Vaglivielo said. "And fell off." Altes' father, William Leoworking hard to turn his life on another job." we've had guys that have ARes' father suspects the Family and friends of /kites Jr., was overcome with around. One of his jobs was been on something... You same thing might have William Leo Altes III said the emotion when he tried to talk He said his son was working as a laborer for Tom can usually tell. happened. "That wasn't man they call ',Billy" has about his son following his working several jobs and Vaglivielo at Sierra Concrete "He was proud that he Bill," he said. "He would do struggled with drugs and arrest, recently moved into a house in Quincy. had this (Butterfly Valley) anything to help people." alcohol most of his adult life. "I can't even begin to in Butterfly Valley with his Vaglivielo said he hired ranch going. He was proud Altes' father has tried to But they said they were imagine what has happened girlfriend, her two sons and Altes after a couple other talk to his son in jail, but he he had his life together. stunned to hear he has been ..." he said quietly as he tried his daughter, contractors in the area "I had no problems with won't take his calls. charged with murder, to fight back tears. "Bill was so happy and strongly recommended him. "They said Bill doesn't Altes, 44, is accused of "I'm sorry..." he said, proud of that place," he said. "He's & very hard worker,"him at all. He showed up want to talk to anyone," he using a hammer and knife to apologizing for a long pause "He had horses, goats, Vaglivielo said. "I would tell every day and didn't causesaid. "He said he doesn't kill 51-year-old Greenville on the phone. "I'm trying to chickens ... It was a nice, big him what to do and it was me any headaches." want to talk until after his business owner Lauren figure out what to say .... I place. He was trying so done. And then he would ask, But Vaglivielo said Altes sentencing." Lindskog Allen on Dec. 1. know I need to talk to thehard." 'What else can I do?'" didn't show up for work Despite Altes' history of Altes was doing piecemeal family of the victim. I just Altes said his son might Vaglivielo said he was Monday morning, the day drug use, being under the jobs for Allen at her don't know what to say.,I feel have actually been trying too aware of Altes' history ofAllen was found dead. influence of a controlled Coppercreek youth camp like... I'm so sorry." hard. drug abuse but said he didn't Vagl~vielo said he gave substance was not included near Greenville. He was Altes said his son, who has "A lot of us were trying to see any telltale signs of it in Altes four days off over the among the five charges reportedly working in trade been arrested several times tell him, 'You've got to take the two weeks Altes was Thanksgiving holiday, against him. H: Altes arrested after vehicle breaks down near Willows from page 1A Coppercreek youth camp, which she co:owned, near 44-year-old Butterfly Valley Greenville. man. He faces a possible "Yes sir,"/kites replied sentence of life in prison if when the judge asked if he convicted. The District agreed to wait until Dec. 19 to Attorney's Office has not enter a plea. ruled out seeking the death A1tes is accused of using a penalty once all the evidence hammer and knife to kill has been gathered. Alien, 51, in the garage of her Alien's body was residence adjacent to the discovered by her boyfriend, EUREKA PEAK BREWING CO. THE GRAND RE-OPENING 12.13.14 Sat 12-8 pm Sun 3 -8!pmj A NEW BREWER A NEW LOOK i A BRAND NEW TASTING ROOM 530.832.5528 72056 California 70, Portola CA 96122 Jared Tappero, about 6:40 . she was having a hard time the timeline." told him he had engine p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, just coming to grips with Allen's When Allen's boyfriend trouble and he had called a minutes after he called 911 to death. "It just doesn't seem called to report her missing, friend for help. report her missing, real," she said. he told dispatchers that a 1999 The driver was no longer Plumas County Sheriff Altes was last seen aboutGMC Suburban was missing, with the vehicle when the Greg Hagwood said 12:30 p.m. that day, when he as was Altes. He said AResCHP returned after getting investigators are still stopped by the home of had been doing some the alert. working to piece together Greenville High School part-time work at the camp. Altes was arrested about 2 evidence surrounding Allen's Athletic Director Mike After Allen's body was a.m. at a nearby rest stop death. He said autopsy results Chelotti on Pioneer Road discovered, further after a Glenn County sheriffs will help determine when near Crescent Mills. Chelotti investigation revealed that a deputy saw him leaving a Allen was killed but they said he knew Altes, but didn't Remington 870 shotgun, restroom. The deputy "won't give a specific hour." know his last name. ammunition and Allen's reportedly recognized Altes "We start with what is "Billy came to my house credit cards were also from a photo that was indisputably known and asking if I had gas, as he had missing, included as part of the alert. work from there," Hagwood run out on the grade above Monday night, According to reports, the said. "We are looking at my house," Chelotti said. "I investigators learned thatdeputy ordered Altes to halt information provided by gave him a 5-gallon can (of Allen's missing credit card and remove his hands from members of the community, gas)." was used at 4:30 p.m. Monday his pockets. We are also evaluating Chelotti said Altes at a Corning gas station. Altes reportedly refused cellphone and credit card appeared to be slightly upset The sheriffs office then and started swearing. A short records to help us narrow and nervous. He said his dog issued an alert to law foot chase ensued before down an exact time." repeatedly barked and enforcement agencies Altes surrendered. The morning of her death, focused on Altes. Chelotti throughout the western Deputies said Altes was in from 9 to 11, Allen met with said the dog had never done states. According to dispatch possession of three knives. A Plumas Charter School that to Altes before, logs, the alert was issued at Remington shotgun and Director Taletha Washburn Chelotti said he also spoke 9:50 p.m. shells were found under the in Quincy. Allen was to Allen over the phone that The stolen vehicle was Road 33 overpass near the scheduled to begin work as same morning. Allen was the located by the California abandoned Suburban. an instructional aide Greenville High volleyball Highway Patrol along Altes was transported to Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the coach from 2009 to 2011. Interstate 5 near Willows.the Plumas County jail early school's Greenville Learning when Chelotti heard aboutA Glenn County CHP Tuesday morning, Dec. 2, Center. Allen's death, he said heofficer reportedly where he was booked and Washburn, like many immediately called the encountered ARes before the 'held on $1 million bail. community members, said sheriffs office to "tell them alert was issued. The officer He faces five charges, ........ said he spoke to Altes when including first-degree murder :~ he pulled over to cheek on a ': andtwo other felonies for GMC Suburban that was being a felon in possession of stopped along southbound a firearm and unlawfully Interstate 5 near the County Road 33 overpass by Artois. The officer said the driver See Death, page 5A Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Penodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: p.o. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ~low to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. 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