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The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department has detained two men for questioning in the murder of 19 year old Mokelumne Hill resident, David Jessop. Jessop was found shot to death in his bed last week.

Donald Pinion, 21, was found and arrested in Modesto on an unrelated warrant. Sheriff detectives are also talking with Daniel Rocha, who was arrested for a parole violation. Neither man has been charged with Jessop´s murder.

Meantime a thief broke into a Mokelumne Hill Hotel over the weekend and took a jar full of donations for the family of David Jessop.

The owner of the Hotel Leger discovered the theft on Monday morning. Friends of Jessop had placed collection jars around town to help his family. The thief took about $250 out of the jar and left $1 behind.


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