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REDDING, Calif. - A man is behind bars after being accused of tying up an elderly person during a March 18 robbery at the Redding neighborhood of Loomis Corners.

Posted: Mar 31, 2018 8:38 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2018 3:01 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A man is behind bars after being accused of tying up an elderly person during a March 18 robbery at the Redding neighborhood of Loomis Corners.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 13000 block of Leon Lane just before 3:30 a.m. for a report of a robbery and the 81-year-old victim told authorities that they were “being bound” during the crime, said the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO).

Officials initiated an investigation into the matter and issued an arrest warrant for Justin James Ezell, who authorities found more than a week later on Friday near Polk and Sutter Streets.

Officers located the suspect near a homeless encampment in the intersection at about 11:26 a.m. and was taken into custody without incident.

Redding police took Ezell to the SCSO Major Crimes Unit and the suspect was also interviewed by detectives.

Ezell was booked into the Shasta County Jail for an outstanding warrant, he is scheduled to be arraigned in Shasta County court on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

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