Wanted Shasta Lake felon arrested after Redding vehicle pursuit, foot chase

Writer’s Note: Due to confusion caused by multiple similar incidents that occurred on the evening of this incident, an earlier version of this report indicated that this pursuit ended with an arrest in the Oak Run area. That incident and arrest has since been confirmed to have been related to another, unrelated chase and apprehension.

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a wanted felon was apprehended after a vehicle pursuit and foot chase that began in the south Redding area and ended in the Clear Creek area last night, Monday, Nov. 29. A CHP aviation crew and police K-9 were instrumental in capturing the fleeing man, after he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody, and attempted to flee across Clear Creek according to Redding Police Department.


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City of Redding police officers issued a “Be on the Lookout” (BOLO) authorizing the stop and arrest of Robert Lee Bailey, 46, of Shasta Lake, on Nov. 17 after a domestic violence incident involving a deadly weapon was reported in the area of Hwy. 273 and Bonnyview Road. At the time, officers also reported that Bailey had numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.

Robert Bailey was apprehended with help from Redding PD’s K-9 “Chase” after a vehicle pursuit and foot chase that ended in the Clear Creek area last night. Redding PD photos

At around 8 p.m. last night, officers spotted Bailey and another person in a vehicle being driven in the area of Hwy 273 and Canyon Road and attempted to conduct an investigatory traffic stop, Redding Police Corporal Ferrin later reported.

Despite the officers’ lights and sirens Bailey refused to yield, at which time officers initiated a vehicle pursuit.

As the chase continued into the Clear Creek area Bailey abandoned his vehicle, leaving the passenger to be quickly detained by officers. The passenger was not publicly identified by officials and was not believed to have been arrested.

A CHP – Northern Division Air Operations flight crew that responded to the area to assist in searching for Bailey soon spotted him, but when ground officers moved in to apprehend him the chase was on once again, according to Ferrin.

“Bailey waded across the creek and attempted to hide,” the Corporal explained; adding the fleeing felon continued to resist officers even after he was located.

During the ensuing struggle, Redding PD’s K-9 “Chase” was deployed and ultimately assisted in Bailey’s apprehension.

After his arrest, Bailey was booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of resisting or delaying a peace officer, corporal injury to a spouse or co-habitant, and assault with a deadly weapon. He was also booked on his multiple warrants.

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

No injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit and arrest and officials have not released any further details.

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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.