Redding parole search yields meth, stolen handgun & cash – Felon arrested

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a Redding felon was arrested after a parole search uncovered a stolen handgun with ammunition, methamphetamine, and a significant amount of cash Saturday morning, April 23.


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At around 10 a.m., City of Redding police officers conducted a parole search of Jaxon Bryant, 29 years of Redding, according to Redding Police Sgt. Meadows.

During the parole search, officers located a stolen handgun with ammunition, approximately 17 grams of methamphetamine, and more than $4,800 in cash.

As a convicted felon and on parole for burglary, Bryant is prohibited from possessing firearms, and officers arrested him.

He was later booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of stolen property, and possession of controlled substances while in possession of a firearm.

Online jail records indicate he has since been released and is no longer in custody.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

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.