Fleeing and wanted felon taken down by Redding K-9

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a wanted felon with multiple warrants who fled from and successfully eluded capture after an armed incident last December was arrested after fleeing from officers again early this morning, Friday, Feb. 4.


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City of Redding police officers were conducting routine patrol at around 1:50 a.m., when they spotted a black 2002 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was known to be associated with a wanted felon, 31-year-old, Tyrone Williams, of Fresno, Redding Police Sergeant Chris Mills has since said of this morning’s successful apprehension.

Redding PD’s K-9 Miko was instrumental in capturing wanted felon Tyrone Williams, who successfully eluded capture after fleeing from officers last December. Redding PD photos

Officers were already familiar with Williams, who threatened a neighbor with a firearm during a disturbance on New Year’s Eve of last year, according to the Sergeant, who explained that during that incident last December, Williams fled from a vehicle when officers attempted to stop him. Despite an extensive search, he was not located at the time.

Williams was wanted on a variety of charges stemming from that incident and was also being sought for two felony warrants and one misdemeanor bench warrant, according to Mills.

When officers went to conduct this morning’s traffic stop, Williams immediately fled from the passenger side of the vehicle.

When officers lost sight of the fleeing felon, they began setting up a perimeter in the area where he was last seen fleeing and California Highway Patrol launched a Northern Division Air Ops helicopter to the area to assist with searching for Williams

With assistance from overhead provided by CHP’s aviation crew, Redding PD’s K-9 “Miko” was deployed and began searching the area.

“While searching a backyard in the 1000 block of Parkview Avenue, K-9 Miko located Williams hiding beneath a pile of debris,” Mills went on to explain, adding that Williams refused to surrender to officers who were forced to send Miko in to apprehend the hiding felon.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle Williams fled from, officers located suspected cocaine, along with evidence of drug sales, in the area where Williams was seated prior to fleeing from the car.

Williams sustained injuries to his left shoulder while being apprehended and he was treated at a local hospital prior to being transported to the Shasta County Jail in Redding, where he was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, possession of cocaine for sales, and his warrants.

Williams was booked into jail on a laundry list of charges, including seven felonies and seven misdemeanors. SCSO Booking Sheet image

He was also booked separately for the charges stemming from the previous case from last December.

Online jail records indicate he was booked on a total of fourteen charges; including seven of which were for felonies, and seven of which were misdemeanors.

He remains in custody in lieu of $187,500 bail or bond.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 22R007610 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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