Redding Motel standoff ends with two in custody

REDDING — Authorities say the mere presence of a police K-9 was enough to convince a man with multiple arrest warrants to exit a motel room where he had been hiding and surrender to waiting officers. The alleged suspect was one of two men arrested after fleeing from officers conducting extra patrol in the parking of the Quality Inn, at 2059 Hilltop Dr., Wednesday evening, Sept. 25.

Although one of the two men was quickly apprehended, the other fled into a nearby motel room, where he first hid and then refused to exit; leading to a brief, but tense, standoff.


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Officers assigned to Redding Police Department’s Neighborhood Police Unit were patrolling the Hilltop Dr. area around 7:30 p.m., “when they observed two suspicious male subjects in the parking of the Quality Inn,” Redding Police Sgt. Todd Cogle reported after the incident and arrests.

When the two men, later identified as 41-year-old, Jarrod Christopher Skinner and 40-year-old, Ricky Manual Jaramillo, spotted the approaching officers both men attempted to flee from the area on foot.

Jerrod Skinner (L) and Ricky Jaramillo (R) were arrested after attempting to flee from Redding police officers. Although Jaramillo was quickly apprehended, Skinner fled into a nearby motel room, where he remained hidden until a police K-9 arrived at the scene to assist in his apprehension. RPD photos

Jaramillo was quickly apprehended by officers and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers also learned Jaramillo was on felony probation. After detaining Jaramillo, officers turned their attention to Skinner, who was last seen fleeing into one of the motel’s rooms where he attempted to hide from officers.

Officers who surrounded the room soon learned Skinner had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest and began to negotiate with him to surrender.

While officers spent the next twenty minutes attempting to gain Skinner’s compliance and get him to exit the motel room peacefully and of his own accord, RPD’s K-9 “Hank” was summoned to the scene to assist.

Despite being ordered to exit the motel room countless times and being warned that a police K-9 was headed to the location, Skinner continued to refuse all officers’ orders and remained hidden inside the small room.

“Shortly after the arrival of K-9 Hank, Skinner heard the dog barking and quickly surrendered,” Cogle explained; saying, “No additional force was required and nobody was injured during the arrest.”

“Redding Police Department K-9s are sometimes used to forcefully take suspects into custody,” said the Sgt. “But often their presence alone will convince suspects to surrender peacefully, preventing injury to suspects and officers alike.”

Based on their investigation, officers booked Skinner into Shasta County Jail for his outstanding warrants and on suspicion of resisting arrest. Jaramillo was booked on violation of his probation.

No citizens or officers were injured during the incident, which remains under investigation.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R062954 and can remain anonymous.

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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 29 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.