On Tuesday, 7-29-14, at approximately 1315 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 9000 Block of Stillwater Road for the report of shots fired. At the scene Deputies contacted several victims, who told them, Suspect Brian Willard Roesner was at the residence threatening to kill them. Deputies located an active Domestic Violence restraining order against Roesner. In the restraining order Roesner is not to have any contact with his ex-wife, Victim one. Roesner had left the area on his motorcycle prior to Deputies arrival. The second Victim, Roesner’s adult son, saw Roesner coming onto the property and sent the other family members into the residence. Due to the history of violence from Roesner, Victim two went into the residence and armed himself with a hand gun. Victim two exited the residence and told Roesner to leave.
Roesner refused to leave the residence and started making threats to kill the entire family, while aggressively approaching Victim two. Victim two fearing for his safety, fired two rounds from his handgun into the ground in front of Roesner. This caused Roesner to stop, return to his motorcycle and leave the property.
Due to the serious nature of this crime and Roesner’s continued disregard for the Domestic Violence restraining order, a stop and arrest BOLO was issued for Roesner. On Friday, 8-1-14, Deputy Megan Bliss gained information that Roesner had been stalking and harassing Victim one throughout the week.
Deputy Bliss put together an arrest warrant for Roesner. Due to the importance of these crimes Deputy Bliss walked the warrant through the court system and the D.A.’s office.
At approximately 1418 hours, Deputies attempted to serve the arrest warrant on Roesner at his residence on Harley Leighton Road. Roesner was taken into custody at his residence without incident and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the three felony charges.
– Press Release