Ex-boyfriend arrested in Silver Springs triple homicide

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WILLOW CREEK, Ca. (KOLO) - Saturday, October 7, shortly after 8 p.m. Lyon County deputies responded to what they first believed was a medical call to a home in Silver Springs.

They found 46-year-old Rebecca Driver. She had been shot. Her children were attempting CPR. She was already dead.

Learning that her parents lived a few miles away, they went to their home intending to notify next of kin.

Something they found there prompted them to enter the home immediately. There, they found bodies of 67-year-old Frank Evans and his 68-year-old wife, Coral. They had also been shot.

Investigators began following potential leads concerning more than one person of interest, each no longer in the area. But early on we were hearing one person on that list was an ex-boyfriend of Driver's.

That turned out to be 48-year-old Scott Alan Baskette. He was originally from Humboldt County, California. Authorities there were alerted to watch for him.

And late in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 10, near the town of Willow Creek, a local sheriff's deputy spotted the car that Baskette was thought to be driving. As the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled, turning onto a dirt road which was blocked by a gate. Baskette was taken into custody without incident.

He's been booked into the Humboldt County Jail awaiting extradition back to Nevada.

Lyon County investigators say Baskette and Driver's 12-year relationship ended in separation four weeks ago.

Driver leaves behind four children aged 25 to 14, all from a previous relationship.

Others originally thought to be persons of interest have been excluded.
They are seeking no other suspects at this time.

Beyond the breakup, potential motives are unclear.