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3 arraignments delayed for cases

Arraignments for a Nevada City mother and daughter arrested last month on suspicion of stealing two champion dogs and a Grass Valley man arrested after allegedly stabbing another in Pioneer Park were postponed Monday.

Deborah Lynn Finnegan, 47, and her daughter, Brenna Lynn Finnegan, 20, will now be arraigned Monday at 8:30 a.m. after a postponement, according to clerks at Placer County Superior Court. No reason for the continuance was given.

The Finnegans were arrested last month on suspicion of grand theft after two West Highland white terriers were taken from Chuck Grimes’ Roseville backyard Nov. 1. Stormy, a 9-year-old male champion, and Abby, an 8-month old female, were recovered Dec. 5 at the Finnegans’ home on Highway 49 outside Nevada City.



The dogs are worth up to $1,800 each, according to Grimes.

In an unrelated case, arraignment for Robert L. Eccarius, a homeless 50-year-old, was postponed until Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Nevada County Superior Court.




Eccarius, who is being held at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility without bail, was arrested by Nevada City police officers Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder after he apparently got into an argument over beer with another man at Pioneer Park.

Eccarius allegedly stabbed Michael D. Rudy, 38, of Grass Valley during the argument. Rudy suffered cuts under his left eye and on the left side of his torso. After he was stabbed, Rudy staggered from Deer Creek in a corner of the park to Nimrod Road, where a pair of walkers assisted him, said Nevada City Police Chief Lou Trovato

He was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Memorial Hospital, where a nursing supervisor said Monday he was treated and released.


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