Wanted felon nabbed in Redding after foot pursuit
REDDING, Calif. — Wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for crimes committed in Clovis, a Fresno felon was apprehended after fleeing from a traffic stop in Redding yesterday afternoon, Thursday, Sept. 10. The suspect led officers on a several block foot chase before being apprehended by Redding police officers.
The suspect, 30-year-old Tyrone Williams – who has served time in state prison – has previously been convicted of multiple felony crimes in California including assault with a firearm on a person, felony evading, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony obstructing or resisting an executive officer, officials said after Williams’ arrest.
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Redding Police Officers were actively searching for Williams, who was wanted for multiple felony weapons violations out of Clovis, when they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1900 block of 10th St. around 1:30 p.m.
Wanted out of Clovis, CA on an outstanding felony warrant, a Fresno felon was arrested after fleeing from officers during a Redding traffic stop yesterday afternoon. Redding PD photo
During the traffic stop officers contacted the driver, since identified as Williams. During their initial contact with Williams he provided them with false identifying information, Redding Police Corporal Garett Maxwell later said of the incident and arrest.
When officers identified the driver as Williams he fled on foot, leading officers on a chase that covered several blocks. Despite running from officers, pursuing officials were able to safely apprehend and arrest the fleeing man.
Williams was later booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of resisting or obstructing a police officer and providing false information. He was also booked on the outstanding felony warrant out of Clovis.
No officers or citizens were injured during William’s apprehension and arrest.
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Trevor Montgomery, 49, 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 30 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 18 grandchildren.