Man arrested after second Redding pursuit in two days

As released by Redding Police Department

REDDING, Calif. — On Friday, January 8th, 2021, at 2:39 P.M., Redding Police Officers located a stolen Honda Civic being driven on the on-ramp to eastbound State Route 44 from Airport Road. When Officers attempted a traffic stop on the stolen Honda, the single male driver fled eastbound on State Route 44 in a reckless manner and high rate of speed.

Due to the suspect’s dangerous operation of the stolen Honda and threat to public safety, Redding Police Officers terminated their pursuit, but the California Highway Patrol helicopter continued to follow it.

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The driver of the Honda, later identified as 36 year old Jason Kenyon of Cottonwood, continued to operate the Honda in a reckless manner into the unincorporated area of Palo Cedro. Kenyon eventually abandoned the Honda at residence in the rural area of Harvest Lane and fled on foot into a heavily wooded area.

With the assistance of CHP Air Operations, Redding Police Officers with handler Officer Rouland and K9 Chase tracked Kenyon for approximately two miles through the wooded area. CHP Air Operations led the Officers to Kenyon and he was apprehended with the help of K9 Chase. Kenyon was treated for a K9 bite at a local hospital and booked at the Shasta County Jail.

Kenyon is suspected of stealing the Honda from the Twin Blvd. tow yard of Lake City Towing during the early morning hours of January 8th, 2021. Kenyon is also the suspect during a pursuit in the area Shasta View Dr. and Goodwater Ave. on Wednesday, January 6th, around 12:30 P.M.

During this incident, Kenyon fled from police in a stolen BMW sedan which was also stolen from the Lake View Towing yard. Kenyon fled on foot and broke into a residence on the 2000 block of Marlene Dr. to hide from police.

The resident arrived at his home and confronted Kenyon as he fled out the back door. Redding Police were unable to locate and apprehend Kenyon during this incident.

During the investigation of the burglarized residence on Marlene Dr., Officers located a handgun and magazines left behind by Kenyon. Officers also located ammunition in the stolen BMW.

The Redding Police Department would like to thank CHP Air Operations, CHP Patrol, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Cal Fire Law Enforcement for their assistance in the apprehension of this dangerous person.

Kenyon was booked at the Shasta County Jail on two counts of commercial burglary and one count of residential burglary, two counts of vehicle theft, two counts of reckless evading of police officers, two counts of resisting and obstructing police officers and illegal possession of a firearm.


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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 KRCR News Channel 7 and Mountain Echo in Shasta County, Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego 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.

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