Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Stabbing Stepfather

By: Millie Warren Email
By: Millie Warren Email
The suspect, Jessica Hitchcock. Photo courtesy of the Fallon Police Department.

The suspect, Jessica Hitchcock. Photo courtesy of the Fallon Police Department.

FALLON, NV - A woman is in custody after she allegedly stabbed her stepfather at Shady Acres Mobile Park in Fallon, according to officials with the Fallon Police Department.

On Monday, October 14, 2013, officers with the Fallon PD responded to a report of a person being stabbed at 855 Harrigan Road. Officers discovered Ronald Austin, 51, who had been stabbed multiple times, according to an official with the Fallon Police Department.

Officials with the Fallon PD say Austin was transferred to Renown Regional Medical Center, is in stable condition and is scheduled for surgery.

The suspect in this case is Austin's stepdaughter, Jessica Leann Hitchcock, according to an official with the Fallon PD.

Hitchcock was arrested the same morning and was booked into the Churchill County Detention Facility for battery with a deadly weapon and domestic battery, according to an official with Fallon PD.


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