Attempted Homicide in Bishop

Gordon Eugene Medicinechips, age 39, arrested for attempted murder by Inyo County Sheriff Deputies

BISHOP, CA, September 28, 2020: On Saturday, September 26 at approximately 6:00pm, (Inyo County Sheriff) deputies responded to a residence on Payahuupu Way in Bishop for a report of a stabbing. California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, and Bishop Paiute Tribal Police responded to assist.

Upon arrival, a male victim was outside of the residence bleeding from his face and torso area. Deputies rendered first aid to the victim’s injuries until Symon’s Ambulance arrived. The victim was transported for treatment of multiple stab wounds.
MINT* investigators were called out to assist, along with an Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Evidence Technician. Based on statements provided, 39-year-old Bishop resident, Gordon Medicinechips, was allegedly responsible for the stabbed victim.
A Ramey Warrant* was issued for the arrest of Medicinechips for attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon.
Thanks to the assistance of California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, Inyo County District Attorney’s Office Investigator, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Medicinechips was taken into custody at a local motel in Bishop. Medicinechips is currently being held on a $250,000.00 Ramey Warrant. *
   (SWM: Explanation of terms used in this press release.)
   *Major Investigations & Narcotics Team
**A Ramey Warrant is an arrest warrant that is obtained by a police agency by going directly to a judge and bypassing the district attorney.

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4 Responses to Attempted Homicide in Bishop

  1. Trouble September 30, 2020 at 7:10 am #

    He will be out in a few years, like it or not. Then what, and why?

    • David Dennison September 30, 2020 at 8:19 am #

      This type of violent attempted murder,with the special circumstance added,if found guilty,can land him in prison for a good 7-8 years with a proper conviction and sentence,maybe more if he was on parole.
      To sound politically correct,maybe enough time for him to straighten out and fix his life and become a good person and citizen when he does get out.

  2. David Dennison September 29, 2020 at 12:48 pm #

    Having looked at the Inyo County Sheriff’s website and arrest records the past 5 years or so,I feel like I know this guy with all his arrests,catch and release.
    Sadly,some of them weren’t just drug or alcohol offenses.
    Some were also domestic and violent crimes…
    With this one here,pretty heavy offenses.I doubt he’ll be walking the streets anytime soon.
    But in this day and age…and his past arrests,ya never know…..

  3. Tinner September 29, 2020 at 5:42 am #

    This guy has constantly been in and out of jail for a long time.
    I don’t record his offenses but even before this arrest I’ve asked myself more than a few times “why was this guy out of jail after that last offense?”


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