A year old cold assault case has surfaced involving the suspect in the killing of 36-year-old longtime Ripon resident Aaron Messick – something of a carbon copy of the scenario at the Valley Inn bar on Main Street in Escalon that took Messick's life.
A 37-year-old Cameron Park motorcycle rider was jailed for on suspicion of shooting into a home and at two residents Monday night on the east side of Manteca in the 800 block of Azure Court at Pestana Avenue shortly before 9 p.m.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following by George Murphy Jr. first appeared in his column, "Batting the Breeze," in the Dec. 28, 1950 issue of the Manteca Bulletin. Murphy, who has since passed away, was publisher of the Bulletin He also served onboard a ship when Pearl Harbor was attacked 75 years ago today on Dec. 7, 1941.
December 07, 2016|
By GEORGE MURPHY JR. Batting the Breeze