The screaming and gunfire coming from Kevin Neal's blue mobile home last week was so disturbing that Jayne Barnes-Vinson called the Tehama County Sheriff's Office to complain.
Court records show that neighbors continued to complain about gunfire and other problems with Neal for much of the year.
"I am aware of incidents where neighbors reported shots coming from that residence. Every time we responded, we would try to make contact with Mr. Neal," Johnston said. "He was not law enforcement friendly. He would not come to the door."
And in this story, the sheriff blames ghost guns for this.
"The more restrictive the laws become for people to purchase firearms, we're going to see those criminal elements build their own," Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. "That's what they do."
That's kind of rich when his department didn't actually bother to investigate the crimes beyond a consensual contact.
Apparently, he was out on bail, too.
Johnston declined to identify the shooter until his relatives were notified, but he confirmed the gunman was charged with assault in January and had a restraining order placed against him. The district attorney, Gregg Cohen, told the Sacramento Bee he is prosecuting a man named Kevin Neal in that case.
She and her father, who is president of the homeowners association, said neighbors would complain to the sheriff’s department, which referred the complaints back to the homeowners association.