Suspect Still At-Large After Foot Pursuit in Tehama County

Jul 25, 2013 5:54 PM

A male suspect is still at-large after a foot pursuit through the Edith Avenue and Moran Road area near Corning earlier this afternoon.

Just after 11 a.m. this morning, a Tehama County Sheriff Deputy noticed a parked vehicle on the side of the road near the Finnell Avenue exit off of I-5. Inside the vehicle were two females and a male. After stopping behind the vehicle and running its license plate, the deputy confirmed the small, beige truck was previously reported stolen out of the Cottonwood area. When the deputy attempted to detain the suspects, the male suspect ran from the vehicle prompting a foot pursuit east towards the farms and orchards in the Edith Avenue and Moran Road area.

Deputies in assistance with officers from the Corning Police Department immediately conducted a search of the area, and a CHP K-9 Unit was requested to help conduct a search of unlocked houses. After the subsequent search of the area proved unsuccessful, the pursuit for the suspect was eventually called off at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Both female suspects were detained, the names of the women have not been released, One woman is reportedly from Shasta County and is reportedly serving a probation term and the other is a Tehama County resident. The male suspect is still at large. The male suspect was described as a white/Hispanic male, bald, and was last seen shirtless and lost a blue shoe during the foot pursuit.

Lt. Dave Greer of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department indicated to Action News Now the male suspect may be 35-year-old James Staggs, the suspect wanted by the Redding Police Department for firing multiple shots at a Redding Police Officer during a traffic stop last night.


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