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Ryan Scott Blinston biography: 13 things about tree trimmer from Oroville, California

Ryan Scott Blinston (©Butte County District Attorney)
Ryan Scott Blinston (©Butte County District Attorney)

Ryan Scott Blinston is a white man from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Oroville, Butte County, California. (a)
  2. In 2013, he was arrested for allegedly being in possession of three guns taken in burglaries and driving a stolen Lexus. (b)
  3. In 2017, he was incarcerated in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) – Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) in Coalinga, California. (c)
  4. From May 2020 to June 2020, he worked for a tree-trimming service in Butte County and Tehama County, California. (a)
  5. He was part of the tree-trimming work crew that worked on the home of Homer Severs, 91, and his wife Loreen Severs, 88, in Los Molinos, Tehama County. (a)
  6. He allegedly forced entry into the Los Molinos home of Homer and Loreen and slashed their throats. Loreen died while Homer survived but died of an unrelated illness in December 2020. (a)
  7. On June 4, 2020, he was part of the tree-trimming work crew that worked on the Oroville home of Sandra George, 82. After the work was completed and the crew left, he allegedly returned to the home and fatally slashed George’s throat inside the home. (a)
  8. He was with his acquaintance Vicky Cline, 57, of Oroville on June 6, 2020. In the evening, An arson fire destroyed Cline’s car and she went missing. (a)
  9. On June 14, 2020, a SWAT team of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office arrested him while he was carrying a hatchet and trying to get into a motorhome in Berry Creek, Butte County. The male motorhome owner, 50, was inside screaming. Before the SWAT team arrived, he slashed the motorhome owner’s neck while the latter was sleeping. The victim awoke, kicked him out of the motorhome and locked the door. The victim survived while he was charged with attempted murder and held without bail in Butte County Jail in Oroville. (a)
  10. On June 21, 2020, a fisherman discovered Cline’s body in the Feather River near Belden, Plumas County, California. Her throat was slashed. Investigators found that blood and DNA on and in his car matched back to Cline. (a) (d)
  11. On May 12, 2021, he was charged with three counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of arson. (a)
  12. On May 13, 2021, he was arraigned on the murder, attempted murder and arson charges. (a)
  13. He was 37 years old when he was charged with murder, attempted murder and arson on May 12, 2021. (a)


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