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Daniel Shamblin, 39, Arrested After Nov. 22 Stabbing in Oroville, Ore.

Oroville police officials have arrested Daniel Shamblin of Oroville after his fatal stabbing on Nov 22. The 39-year-old man has been identified by them.

Ramsey claims the victim and two friends drove to Shamblin’s recycling business on 5th Avenue in Oroville where, while visiting, an altercation turned physical.

Early Life and Education

Shamblin became widely beloved as she fused diet culture – books, daytime TV specials, and “eat whatever you want and lose weight!” slogans — with spirituality to create an irresistibly appealing blend that resonated with many Christians. Her explicit linking of food to holiness resonated deeply.

She wrote several bestselling diet books, such as 1997’s The Weigh Down Diet that sold over one million copies, as well as hosting classes across the US.

Gwen Shamblin Lara and five church leaders from her Tennessee church died in an airplance crash near Smyrna in May 2021, prompting NewsChannel 5 to uncover that her estate is valued at millions of dollars, prompting further questions regarding both her ministry and finances.

Professional Career

Shamblin played in 44 games as an offensive lineman during his college career and started 25. He earned 2021 All-Big 12 second team honors as well as Walter Camp Player of the Year, Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award semifinalist, and Freshman of the Year candidate honors.

On Nov 22 Christopher McHugh drove two friends to Shamblin’s recycling business on Fifth Avenue in Oroville where their conversation turned violent, leading him to attack Christopher by stabbing him multiple times on his left side torso and ultimately leading to his death. According to District Attorney Mike Ramsey’s investigations, Christopher died as a result.

Oroville police obtained an arrest warrant against Shamblin and sought assistance from Butte County Sheriff’s detectives in making arrest. On Thursday night, these detectives noticed Kayla Spoon, 27, driving with him when they attempted to pull her over in Bangor but she refused, instead ramming into them causing a chase that ended when her vehicle crashed into theirs.

Achievement and Honors

Shamblin has been featured on numerous television programs and publications, such as First, Quick & Simple and Good Housekeeping. He also taught his own version of Christianity to people from all around the globe – Europeans, Asians, Africans and Canadians alike.

Remnant Fellowship was established by Shamblin outside Nashville, Tennessee and currently boasts over 4,000 members. Furthermore, Shamblin developed the Weigh Down Workshop diet program which quickly gained widespread recognition within Christian churches nationwide.

His marriage to Tarzan in Manhattan actor Joe Lara caused much debate within church members. Many were taken aback that Shamblin would marry someone who didn’t fit his physical standards; others even accused him of hypocrisy; they noted how he taught them not to divorce but later changed his tune and allowed couples to divorce themselves.

Personal Life

Gwen Shamblin Lara dedicated her life to religion, becoming famous for her teachings on self-discipline and control, particularly regarding weight management. Her methods attracted an incredible following and were frequently featured in the media.

At a preliminary hearing held Tuesday afternoon in Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey was found sufficient evidence against 40-year-old Daniel Shamblin of Oroville for stabbing an alleged romantic rival last November and for resisting arrest as well as being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

David Shamblin died in 2018, and she and Michael, her only child, became widowed shortly thereafter. She became well known for wearing outrageous makeup and large locks that she showcased proudly in Lifetime’s movie Starving for Salvation.

Net Worth

Gwen Shamblin Lara amassed considerable wealth as an author and nutritionist. She founded Christian diet program The Weigh Down Workshop as well as Remnant Fellowship Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. Furthermore, Gwen has appeared on several television shows such as 20/20, A Current Affair, The View, Larry King Live and DaySide.

By 1994, over 600 churches across 35 states offered The Weigh Down Workshop; class sessions took place all around the globe. She also wrote The Weigh Down Diet book which advocated using spirituality to control emotional eating habits.

Blackburn states that her mother did not leave any of her multimillion-dollar fortune to a church but rather left all of it to Elizabeth and Michael as adult children.

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