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Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 3:16 pm | Updated: 7:48 pm, Tue Oct 16, 2012.

Kelly Linneman, 35, of San Andreas, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of firing a shotgun through her neighbor’s wall on the 300 block of Neilsen Street, according to a Calaveras County Sheriff’s report.

Sheriff’s deputies later determinted Linneman had attempted to shoot her neighbor, John Ramirez, 42, of San Andreas, the report said. She fired three shotgun blasts at Ramirez’s house into an exterior wall, the report said. Ramirez was sleeping inside the bedroom on the other side of the wall. Linneman also allegedly fired on shot into a bedroom wall inside her own home, the report continued.

Ramirez’s two children were asleep inside the home as well at the time of the incident.

The report said the incident may have been spurred on my some sort of relationship problems between Linneman and Ramirez.

Linneman told detectives she was not trying to kill or injure Ramirez.

During the time she was shooting the shotgun and her arrest, Linneman was described as being obviously intoxicated.

She was booked into the Calaveras County Jail in lieu of $575,000 bail on suspicion of attempted murder, criminal threats, discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, endangering a child and domestic violence.

See Friday’s print edition for the full story.

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  • Mike Bullard posted at 6:32 pm on Sat, Oct 13, 2012.

    Mike Bullard Posts: 564

    Raging irrational adversity and violence, probly a come-down.

  • Bettyjo posted at 7:40 pm on Thu, Oct 11, 2012.

    Bettyjo Posts: 4

    I used to live next door to her there on Neilsen and this is not the Kelly I knew. She's got four kids and they're all I've been thinking about since I heard the news. My prayers go out to everyone. Alcohol and firearms never mix. To K and M, the oldest two, hugs from your old neighbor.

  • Charles Dudley Jr posted at 1:13 pm on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

    Charles Dudley Jr Posts: 1281

    Ya a psycho with a shotgun and intoxicated and shooting near children. Hello that adds up to Prison Time no matter how you look at it. Unless she gets Foley as her lawyer then she will be on 5 years Suspended Execution of Sentence.

  • shifty posted at 8:57 am on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

    shifty Posts: 93

    I don't know her, but we all must wait for the facts BEFORE we pass judgment, yea, yea I know, guns and kids, it doesn't look good...

  • Tisha_C posted at 8:38 am on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

    Tisha_C Posts: 1

    Yes I agree don't let her out. My daughter lives by there and it scared her to death and she called me. I stayed on the phone with her until she heard the sheriff's outside and heard them say the suspect was in custody.

  • Charles Dudley Jr posted at 7:14 pm on Tue, Oct 9, 2012.

    Charles Dudley Jr Posts: 1281

    Do us all a favor please and don't let her back out.