REDDING, Calif. - A burglary suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning in Redding after police said he entered an unlocked home and then tried to break into an RV.
Around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to the 6600 block of Stoney Drive in Redding due to reports of a possible burglary.
Mary Page, 66, told deputies that a man entered her home through an unlocked front door and refused to leave. She said she woke up her son-in-law, Robert Bass, 50, who armed himself with an axe and attempted to confront the man.
The man, who was identified as Derrick James Jones, 35, ran out the back door of the home and across the street to the neighbor's house.
Bass ran after Jones with a baseball bat, leaving the axe behind. He found Jones attempting to break into the neighbor's RV.
Jones was holding a shovel when Bass confronted him, but he dropped the shovel and picked up a pickaxe instead.
Authorities said Bass attempted to defend himself against Jones by striking him with the baseball bat multiple times. He held Jones at the scene until deputies arrived and took Jones into custody.
Jones was treated on scene by medical personnel and was then booked into Shasta County Jail on burglary charges.
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