Wanted by US Marshals, Shasta Lake fugitive from justice arrested after Anderson pursuit and crash

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a felon who was wanted by the US Marshal’s Medford, Oregon Office was arrested after fleeing from officers in Anderson Saturday evening, May 7.


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At around 9:50 p.m., a City of Anderson police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a grey Dodge pickup after observing the driver commit several vehicle code violations.

Despite the officer’s lights and siren, the driver, later identified as Krayton Lee Bodner, 42, of Shasta Lake, refused to yield and attempted to speed away from the officer, at which time a pursuit was initiated.

Krayton Lee Bodner of Shasta Lake, who was wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Oregon, was arrested after a dangerous vehicle pursuit that ended when the fleeing felon crashed his pickup and was later found hiding in a berry patch in Anderson. Anderson PD photos

As the chase continued, Bodner fled west onto 1st Street before plowing through a locked gate at the southwest end of 1st Street, west of Fairgrounds Drive.

After crashing through the gate, Bodner attempted to flee through a large open area before his vehicle became disabled and he fled on foot into heavy foliage nearby.

With Shasta County Sheriff’s K-9 Fritz in hot pursuit, Bodner was tracked to the area of Diamond Street and the A.C.I.D. canal, where a CHP – Northern Division Air Operations helicopter picked up the search, eventually locating the wanted felon hiding in a large berry patch along the canal.

Once surrounded, Bodner surrendered and climbed through the thicket to awaiting officials, who took him into custody without further incident.


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Bodner was subsequently found to be on federal probation for weapons violations and had a felony warrant out of the US Marshal’s Medford Office for a probation violation.

After his arrest, Bodner was booked into the Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of felony evading a peace officer, being a fugitive from justice, resisting arrest, reckless driving, hit and run, and driving while unlicensed. He was also booked for his federal warrant.

Online jail records indicate he remains in custody, where he is being held without bail, based on his fugitive warrant.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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.