Magalia machete attack

Woman arrested for alleged assault on two victims

A Magalia woman was charged with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly attacking two people with a machete last weekend.

Officers from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Paradise Police Department responded to the 6000 block of Allentown Road in Magalia on Saturday, Oct. 8, after a man called to report that his landlord was attacking him with a machete, according to BCSO public logs and a press release. Deputies found two injured victims; one was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and the other was treated at the scene.

Police set up a perimeter around a residence occupied by Aina Lozada, 49, and James Peer, 50. Both were eventually detained; Lozada was charged in the assault and booked into Butte County Jail on $30,000 bail and Peer was cited for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in Plumas County and released.