Rancho Tehama man allegedly shoots another man over bathroom time limits

An argument between two men in Rancho Tehama about bathroom time limits led to one shooting the other with a pellet rifle Friday, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a home on Roundup Drive in Rancho Tehama around 8 a.m. after receiving a report of someone being shot with a pellet rifle. Deputies learned the two men involved, Michael Caddell, 27, and Johnny House, 44, lived on the same property but in separate mobile homes.

When deputies got on scene they spoke with Caddell who said his mother's boyfriend, House, shot him with a pellet rifle during a heated argument over bathroom time limits that led to them physically beating each other.

Officials said when they spoke with House, he confirmed he and Caddell were fighting. He said the altercation led to him having to defend himself by shooting Caddell with a single pump action pellet rifle after Caddell allegedly threatened him with a knife.

Deputies said both men were injured during the fight but only Caddell sought medical treatment for his injury.

Officials said no arrests have been made.

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