May 26, 2015 12:30 PM by News Staff
An Anderson couple is behind bars Tuesday after an alert police officer spotted them driving a stolen pickup.
The officer spotted the Toyota Tundra near Stingy Lane and Balls Ferry Road just after 9:30 p.m. He ran a records check on the truck and confirmed the vehicle had been stolen.
The officer followed the truck while waiting for backup and then conducted a "high risk" traffic stop.
The driver, 45-year-old Anderson resident, Jason Taylor Ricketts and the passenger, 46-year-old Anderson resident, Deana Michelle Ricketts were pulled out of the vehicle at gunpoint and taken into custody.
After the arrests, officers searched the truck and found Jason Ricketts in possession of dangerous drug paraphernalia and medication while his wife was carrying a small amount of meth.
The couple was booked into the Shasta County Jail.