Facing 20 years on 12 felony cases, wanted COAP felon nabbed in Anderson

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a wanted Anderson felon was taken into custody without incident yesterday morning, Friday, Sept. 17.

The man, 52-year-old Kyle Richard Sims, is on the District Attorney’s Chronic Offender Accountability Program (COAP) and recently failed to appear for court on over 12 felony cases, according to officials who said Sims is currently facing as many as 20 years in prison based on his multiple cases and wide assortment of current and previous charges.

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At around 11:30 a.m., deputies were on patrol when they noticed a vehicle known to be driven by Sims parked in a driveway of a residence on the 18200 block of View Point Drive, in Anderson, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant Bodner has since reported.

Facing 20 years on twelve outstanding felony cases and listed on the District Attorney’s Chronic Offender Accountability Program (COAP), Kyle Sims, 52, was apprehended in Anderson yesterday morning by sheriff’s deputies. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office photo

As deputies were watching the residence, Sims exited the home and walked toward the vehicle, at which time deputies moved in and arrested him for outstanding warrants without incident.

“Sims has a lengthy criminal history with charges including possession/transportation of heroin for sale, possession and/or transportation of methamphetamine for sale, prior felony strike convictions, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer, and evading a peace officer with disregard for public safety,” Bodner explained after Sims’ apprehension.

Online jail records indicate Sims remains in custody where he is being held without bail.

In an unrelated case, another local man on the DA’s COAP, J. Tucker Bellegante last week was found guilty by a Shasta County jury of First-Degree Residential Burglary (a serious felony/strike offense), felony vandalism, and misdemeanor petty theft. Described by the judge as a “one man crime wave”, and based on his many cases being tracked by the COAP, Bellegante yesterday was sentenced to more than ten years in state prison.

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Anyone with information regarding Sims or his alleged criminal activities is encouraged to contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6025. Callers can refer to incident file number 21S030682 and can remain anonymous.



Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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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