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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 3B LAW ORDER In.ml Rel d from state hospital, then took off monitor Victoria Metcalf In Feb. 2015, criminal Collins said. Assistant Editor proceedings against Collins said they would vmetcalf@plumasnews.com Hendrix were dropped very much like to when it was determined recapture Hendrix. They A Butte County man that he wasn't competent would also like to finally considered a person of to stand trial, charge him with the interest in the murders of Hendrix was transferred murders of the Plumas two Plumas County to Napa State Hospital for County couple. "It's still residents in 2014 is on the psychiatric treatment. He an active case," he said. loose, was to serve seven years, Because it's an open Butte County law four months, according to investigation, he couldn't enforcement discovered Butte County Deputy discuss the details of what the electronic monitoring District Attorney Mark evidence they might (EM) device belonging to Murphy last week. possess. GD Hendrix, 47, along the Because of the nature of ' Collins added that the roadside and no sign of the crime he had to serve Butte County Sheriffs him, according to Plumas only half of that sentence, Office is working with the County Sheriff Greg he added. Butte County District Hagwood. When Hendrix was Attorney's office on the "We're still looking," released, he returned to case. said Sgt. Steve Collins of the Berry Creek area. He the Butte County Sheriff's was to remain under Plumas couple Office. That was surveillance with the EM It was Dec. 20, 2014, Thursday, Aug. 2. device, when a resident of Butte At the time of his arrest, Collins said his County reported to the the Butte County Sheriffs department has placed sheritTs office that his Office didn't have enough Hendrix on its most parents were expected and evidence to charge wanted list. Although they didn't arrive. Hendrix with the murders have actively searched for The bodies of the of Peter "Mike" Kroencke, him in the Berry Creek husband and wife were 59, and his wife, Olga area, Collins admitted, found in the Berry Creek Kroencke, 56, of "We don't know where he area. They had been shot Cromberg. is." to death inside their Hendrix was charged Hendrix's mother, Lotta vehicle about a half-mile with possession of an Hendrix, now around 70, from Galen Ridge Road, explosive device, weapons was arrested the same day according to the Butte and possession of as her son. It's believed County Sheriff's Office. methamphetamines, she's in the Oroville area, The bodies of the Kroenckes were discovered by deputies at 2:20 p.m. between a property they owned and the Hendrix residence on Galen Ridge Road. The Kroenckes reportedly knew Hendrix. Around the time of the murders, an unidentified K~'oencke family member said that the Kroenckes had had problems with Hendrix in the past. They believed he was squatting inside a vacant home near their Berry Creek property. The person also reported that Olga Kroencke confronted Hendrix several times for allegedly providing their adult mentally disabled son with methamphetamines. In fact, just days prior to their murder, it was reported that Olga posted a note on Hendrix's fence warning him to stay away from their son. By Dec. 29, 2014, a search warrant was served at a Galen Ridge Road residence by the Butte County Sheriff and the Chico Police DePartment SWAT team. Although Hendrix and his mother were not present at the time, an explosive device and firearms were seized. Arrest warrants were issued for both Hendrixes. They were charged with possession of an explosive device at that time. It was Jan. 6, 2015, when Butte county Sheriff's detectives responded to the Canyon Creek Store This is GD Hendrix at the time of his booking in early 2015. As of Aug. 2, he is missing. on the Oro Quincy Highway. They were informed that GD Hendrix was inside. Detectives, believing he was armed and dangerous, responded to the location and waited for him outside the business. When Hendrix emerged, detectives announced themselves. Initially Hendrix raised his hands and then lowered them to his waist. He began reaching inside his jacket when detectives forced him to the groundand placed him in handcuffs, according to information from the Butte County Sheriff's Office at that time. When Hendrix was arrested, he was armed with an AK-47 style semi-automatic assault rifle strapped to his back. It was loaded with a 30 round magazine. He was also carrying a loaded .22 caliber revolver on his waist, and a loaded .223 caliber-hunting pistol draped over his right arm. Detectives also recovered a concealed dagger and brass knuckles that were found around Hendrix's neck. At that time, Hendrix was booked into the Butte County Jail in Oroville. He was charged with possession of an assault rifle, possession of methamphetamine and being armed in the commission of a felony. Charges included a total of six felony charges and one misdemeanor. His bail was set at $1 million. Lotta Hendrix was arrested at another Berry Creek location later that same day. Her bail was set at $500,000. At that time, Lotta Hendrix denied a charge that she was in possession of an explosive device. "I didn't live on this property for six weeks, so how can I be in possession of anything," she said in court, according to a report in the Enterprise-Record. Lotta Hendrix is not a suspect in the murder of the Kroenckes. When GD Hendrix was arrested in the Berry Creek area in January 2015, he was heavily armed with these weapons. Photos courtesy Butte County Sheriff's Office CAL-FD 158 - CR With over 25 years experience, Greg Marr and Associates have been a part of your familywhen you've needed them most. Find out how you can celebrate the life of your loved one with gentle guidance and individual touch. Serving Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties, Manni Funeral Home arranges home appointments if you are unable to travel 300 ~.MANNIFUNERALHOME.COM 530-832-4673 hileoot Monuments . Benches Signs Bordei's Address Stones GRANITE - MARBLE - NATURAL STONE established 1929 110 PACIFIC STREET P.O. 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