Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Tuesday, at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a woman, who identified herself LaDonna Dee Dellera, 48 years old, from Ettersburg. Dellera told the Sheriff's Office Dispatcher she shot at her 74 year father with a .357 magnum revolver and pistol whipped him. Deputies and medical personnel responded to the 1300 block of Harrow Road, Ettersburg. While enroute, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a call from a neighbor of Dellera, who said the 74 year old victim was at their residence. He was not shot, but did have head injuries.
Deputies met with the victim who told them he owns the cabin on Harrow Road, but his daughter lives in the cabin, and he resides in Fortuna. When he arrived at the cabin today, she came at him with a chrome handgun in her hand. He believed she fired the gun at least once into the ceiling of the residence, and then attacked him by kicking him several times. As he backed out of the residence, she fired at least one more round in his direction. Deputies saw he had fresh lacerations on his head and face, and his shirt was torn. The victim declined medical attention.
Deputies contacted LaDonna Dellera at the cabin where the assault occurred. She was waiting for the deputies outside her home on the deck. She told the deputies she and her father got into an argument. She admitted to firing a .357 handgun into the ceiling of the cabin after her father walked aggressively towards her. She admitted to striking him in the head with the handgun and striking him with her hands and feet. She also admitted to firing two rounds in his direction as he left the cabin towards the front of his truck. She denied trying to shoot him, only scare him.
Deputies recovered the handgun and saw evidence consist with the weapon being fired.
LaDonna Dellera was arrested for assault with a firearm, and was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked. Her bail is set at $100,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.