Guilty plea in shooting that injured Montgomery Creek man

REDDING, Calif.  — A Redding man has pleaded guilty in court following a violent encounter in Redding that left a Montgomery Creek man with gunshot injuries last month, Sunday, May 23.

Officials previously said the incident began with two men vandalizing private property on the 3400 block of Oasis Rd., and ended with the accused shooting one of the two alleged vandals.

The gunman, 38-year-old, Terry Lee Bond, pleaded guilty Wednesday, June 24, to assault with a firearm. As a convicted felon, Bond is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition and he is expected to be sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in prison at his upcoming sentencing.


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The early morning incident that led to Bond’s arrest began when Bond reportedly confronted two alleged vandals, including Quinton Lee Henderson, 23, of Montgomery Creek, Redding Police Investigations Division Sgt. Danny Smetak previously said of the shooting.

Multiple witnesses reported that during the ensuing altercation, “Bond exited his residence with a shotgun and pointed it at Henderson and his friend,” Smetak explained after Bond’s apprehension and arrest.

Terry Lee Bond, 38, of Redding, pleaded guilty in court to assault with a deadly weapon earlier this week. He is expected to be sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in prison. Redding PD photo

“Bond discharged the shotgun once into the ground,” according to Smetak; who said, the shotgun-wielding felon “then approached Henderson and struck him with the stock of the shotgun.”

According to witnesses, Bond then fired the shotgun again, striking Henderson in the lower body.

Henderson, who himself has a lengthy criminal history in Shasta County – with charges including possession of a loaded firearm in public, possession of a loaded and illegally modified shotgun, possession of a controlled substance, and other crimes – was rushed to an area hospital by a friend; where he received treatment for his non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

Original Story: Redding vandalism leads to shooting of Montgomery Creek man – One arrested

Although Bond immediately fled the scene of the shooting, he was soon spotted fleeing the area by a CHP airplane. The plane began following Bond’s vehicle while guiding responding Redding PD and CHP patrol officers to the fleeing man’s location.

With assistance from CHP’s AirOps, patrol officers quickly located Bond’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop; detaining him before later arresting and ultimately charging him with Henderson’s shooting.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 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 16 grandchildren.