Arraignment scheduled for Modoc County man accused of killing Deputy

breinerAlturas, Cal. – The man accused of shooting and killing a Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on death penalty charges.

Jack Lee Breiner will be charged with ‘willful, deliberate, and premeditated murder’, as well as attempted murder.

Breiner is accused of shooting and killing Deputy Jack Hopkins on Wednesday of last week at a home south of Alturas.

At a press conference following the shooting, Modoc County D.A. Jordan Funk said Breiner could face the death penalty if convicted:  “The killing of a peace officer in the course of performance of his duties, the intentional killing of a peace officer, is a capital crime in California.”

Breiner is also accused of shooting and wounding Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter during an exchange of gunfire during the incident.

Memorial services for Deputy Hopkins will be held November 5th in Yreka.

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