Man who fled from deputies arrested – stolen vehicle recovered

BURNEY — Sheriff’s officials in Burney recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a local man who tried to flee from them earlier today, Wednesday, May 29.


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A deputy assigned to Shasta County Sheriff’s – Burney Mountain Station was conducting routine patrol in the 36000 block of Woods Ave., near Fir St. around 4:45 p.m., when he spotted a man and woman in a vehicle that matched the description of one that had been reported stolen. While the deputy was confirming with SHASCOM emergency dispatchers that the vehicle was stolen, the man fled on foot – leaving his female companion behind.

Sheriff’s officials converged on Woods Ave. this afternoon, after a deputy spotted a couple in a stolen vehicle. Robin Montgomery/SCNS Staff photographer

While other deputies were headed to the area to assist, the initial deputy detained the woman, a 27-year-old Burney resident, official radio traffic at the time indicated. Deputies updated that they had apprehended the man, later identified as 43-year-old, Shea Montgomery, just a few minutes later.

A subsequent records check indicated Montgomery had multiple prior law enforcement contacts and arrests in Shasta and Siskiyou counties; including attempted murder, domestic violence, and child abuse, as well as narcotics and other charges.

Based on their investigation, deputies arrested Montgomery and he was subsequently transported to Shasta County Jail in Redding to be booked on charges related to the incident and his arrest.

Montgomery’s companion was released without charges and the stolen vehicle was later towed from the scene.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.