Redding man with explosives faces misdemeanor charge

Feb 19, 2014 8:05 PM

The man who triggered the fiery explosion on Chaparral Drive now faces a misdemeanor charge in connection with the incident.

The Shasta County Assistant District Attorney says the single misdemeanor charge was offered Sunday morning, stemming from D. Ray East providing a statement to first responders on what exactly was in the home.

The DA's office felt this charge was adequate, due to East's cooperation, injuries sustained, and the sorrow he felt about what happened.

The plea agreement requires East to be on searchable probation for the next three years.

He had to enter a plea to the misdemeanor or face possible future felony charges.


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