Felon shot & girlfriend arrested after violent confrontation during Redding residential burglary

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a pair of alleged would-be residential burglars were arrested after a violent confrontation with multiple shots being fired at a rural Redding property Saturday morning, Feb. 5. Despite fleeing the scene of the attempted burglary and property theft, which happened at a private residence in the 13600 block of Bear Mountain Road, the suspects were ultimately apprehended a short distance away.

One of the suspects was found to have been shot in the hand during the initial confrontation and is continuing to receive medical treatment, while one of the victims sustained minor injuries when he was run down by the suspect’s vehicle, leading to the shooting that injured the fleeing driver.


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Deputies from the Shasta County sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the home around 7:40 a.m. after the homeowner, Lisa Oniel, 39, of Redding called SHASCOM to report an in-progress burglary at her property, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sergeant Kody Bodner has since said of the incident and arrests.

Oniel told emergency dispatchers she was not at the location but had observed an unknown male and female on her property through live-feed home surveillance footage. She also said she had sent her boyfriend, 42-year-old Johnathan Pember, and his father, 78-year-old Ronald Pember to the property to confront the man and woman.

Raymond Rawls and Cari Kegarise were arrested after an attempted residential burglary led to a violent confrontation that resulted in Rawls being shot in the hand Saturday morning. SCSO photos

A short time later, while deputies were still responding to the area, SHASCOM received a second call, this time from the property owner’s boyfriend. Jonathan reported that while confronting the man and woman with his father, the pair had attempted to flee from the property in their vehicle and in doing so rammed into his elderly father, knocking him to the ground.

Jonathan further reported that both he and his father had fired their weapons at the fleeing pair, but they were not immediately sure if any of the discharged rounds had struck the fleeing couple or their vehicle.

When deputies arrived in the area Jonathan and Ronald explained that after confronting the man and woman, since identified as 43-year-old felon Raymond Rawls and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Cari Kegarise, the pair got into their vehicle and attempted to flee from the property.

“Ronald … said he fired a firearm at the vehicle the male and female were in after it drove directly at him,” Bodner explained; adding, “Ronald was struck by the vehicle and fell to the ground.”

Seeing his father run down by the pair as they fled, Jonathan opened fire at their vehicle, discharging multiple rounds in their direction, according to the Sergeant.

After the initial confrontation and gunfire, Johnathan and Ronald got back into their own vehicle and followed the fleeing pair to the area of Squaw Grass Trail, where the couple pulled over to the side of the road and abandoned their vehicle. They were last seen fleeing into the nearby forested area.

Deputies and assisting California Highway Patrol officers soon located the vehicle abandoned by Rawls and Kegarise and determined it had been reported stolen.

While officials were continuing to search for the pair of suspects, they located and detained Kegarise, who told them her boyfriend had been shot in the hand during the initial confrontation and needed medical care.

After apprehending Kegarise, deputies and officers eventually located Rawls walking in the area of Bear Mountain Road and Jennifer Drive and detained him without further incident.

“(Rawls) had injuries consistent with a gunshot wound and needed immediate medical treatment. (He) was briefly treated at a local hospital for his injuries before being transferred out of the area for further care,” Bodner went on to explain.

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Based on their investigation deputies arrested both Rawls and Kegarise, and Kegarise was booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of petty theft, possession of stolen property, and criminal conspiracy. 

Although Rawls was continuing to receive medical care for his gunshot injury as of Monday morning, once he is released from the hospital’s care he will be booked on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, criminal conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and violation of parole.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s investigation is continuing, and officials have asked that anyone with further information regarding this incident to call SCSO’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135.

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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.