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Girlfriend jailed for alleged shooting

A 47-year-old Grass Valley man is in the hospital today with a gunshot wound after his girlfriend allegedly shot him with a rifle at her house. She was jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Lt. Ron Smith said officials were called out to the residence on the 10000 block of Wolf Road shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

Smith said Teresa Dodge, 42, reportedly was angry with her live-in boyfriend, Mark Anguish, because he was ignoring her.



Anguish was reportedly in a bedroom and was not acknowledging Dodge when she picked up a short rifle and shot him in the thigh.

The bullet went through Anguish’s femur and broke his leg, Smith said. The bullet exited Anguish’s body and ended up on the bedroom floor.




Anguish, Dodge and another roommate, Elisabeth Nisbet, 18, have lived together in the house for several months.

Smith said Dodge recently told Anguish he could not live there anymore. He moved out but moved back in a few days ago.

Dodge’s 19-year-old son from Rocklin told investigators that Anguish is his mother’s boyfriend.

Nisbet called police after the shooting, reportedly after Dodge told her to.

Dodge also reportedly called her son in and told him she shot Anguish.

Dodge met officers at the front door with her hands up and said “I did it,” according to a news release from Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal.

Dodge is being held at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility with no bail.

Nevada County Assistant District Attorney Ron Wolfson said he filed charges against Dodge of assault with a deadly weapon and negligently discharging a firearm.

Nisbet was also arrested for falsely identifying herself and for unrelated warrants, Royal said.

Anguish is being treated for his gunshot wound at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center intensive care unit.

Hospital spokeswoman Robin Montgomery said Wednesday afternoon that Anguish was in fair condition.

A hospital staff member said Anguish was awake and talking and told nurses he did not want them to give out any information to anyone who is not a family member.

Anguish is a parolee, Smith said, and allegedly has a history of drug crimes in Sacramento and Placer counties.

Sheriff’s deputies are continuing the investigation today, gathering evidence at the home.

Dodge was not cooperating with the booking process, Smith said, and she had to be restrained when officers tested her hands for gunshot residue.

Smith said Dodge’s blood would be tested to determine if there were any drugs in her system.

According to court records, the home on Wolf Road was up for sale, and Dodge was to split the proceeds with her estranged husband, Brian Zeman.

Zeman filed for divorce May 9 after 14 years of marriage. Last month, Dodge was served with a notice that Zeman was claiming his property, including guns he owned before the marriage, a Ford truck and a Toyota Corolla.

Wednesday afternoon, Zeman said he had no knowledge of the shooting and insisted he had nothing to do with it.

“I know nothing. I’m not even in the city,” he said.

He refused to relay any information about Dodge or her relationship with Anguish.

Dodge is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. today in Nevada County Superior Court.

To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm@theunion.com or call 477-4236.


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