Attempted murder charge filed in Marin County pot farm attack
Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:03 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:03 a.m.
A woman was arraigned on an attempted murder charge Thursday for what authorities said was a rampage at an Inverness marijuana farm.
Kelsey Lin Winterkorn, wearing a jail uniform and a two-toned mohawk, made her initial court appearance in the case with her public defender, La Dell Dangerfield.
Winterkorn, 27, is also charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary, said prosecutor Dorothy Chou Proudfoot.
Winterkorn did not enter a plea.
Winterkorn is accused of striking a fellow tenant in the head with a baseball bat while he was sleeping, then hitting him again in the arm, the Marin County Sheriff's Office said. The suspect lives in Inverness Park.
When the victim fled and got a roommate to drive him to the hospital, Winterkorn allegedly rammed them twice with her van, a handpainted orange Dodge labeled the "Biohazard Battlecruiser." Winterkorn was arrested that night after a sheriff's deputy spotted the van in Sonoma County. Her bail is set at $500,000.
Authorities have not released a motive for the alleged attack.
Investigators found an indoor marijuana operation at the rental home and seized more than 800 plants. No charges have been announced against the other renters.
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