Warning shot sends would-be Redding home-invasion robber fleeing after violent attack

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a warning shot fired by the victim of an attempted home-invasion robbery and violent attack sent the alleged suspect fleeing from the home Monday afternoon, Jan. 24.

The man, who then fled from responding officers, was eventually apprehended after a multi-agency search that included K-9 Units and a CHP airship, according to officials.


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City of Redding police officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Harpole Road, east of Churn Creek Road, shortly before 5:30 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired heard in the area, Redding Police Corporal Joe Labbe has since reported.

While responding to the call officers learned a man, since identified as 20-year-old Jacob Morrow, had fled from a home where he had attempted to rob a victim of cash and property.

When officials arrived in the area they spotted Morrow, who immediately fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood.

Jacob Morrow, 20, of Redding, was arrested after allegedly attacking a Redding resident during an attempted home invasion robbery. Redding PD photo

Officers quickly established a perimeter in the area where Morrow was last seen running and requested additional resources to the area to assist with searching for him, according to Labbe; who said, “With the help of K-9 units and a CHP airship, Morrow was captured.”

During their subsequent investigation, officers learned that Morrow, who was acquainted with someone at the residence he had targeted, had violently assaulted the victim while demanding cash and property.

During the attack and attempted robbery, the victim managed to retrieve a firearm and fired a warning shot while attempting to detain Morrow. However, the gunfire sent Morrow fleeing from the home.


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Based on their investigation, officers arrested Morrow and he was later booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of attempted robbery, possession of a stolen and concealed firearm, and battery.

Online jail records indicate he remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bail or bond.

Anyone with further information regarding this (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 22R005263 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.