2 arrested, gun stolen in assault near Cottonwood

A 17-year old and a 20-year-old were both arrested for robbing a man after flagging him down on a road west of Cottonwood early Sunday morning.

Posted: Jul 21, 2019 11:47 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 8:56 AM

COTTONWOOD, Calif. – Early Sunday morning a driver said he was flagged down east of Cottonwood on Gas Point Road and then assaulted. He called 911 to report the incident at 3:07 a.m.

The man who was attacked, Joshua Davis, tried to draw his 9mm pistol but according to deputies he dropped the gun during the struggle and one of the people who assaulted him ran off with the gun. According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Davis had a CCW permit which allows him to carry a concealed weapon.

Davis told deputies that the assailants ran to an address on the 20000 block of Gas Point Road. One man stood in front of the residence waving the pistol in the air and “taunting” Davis.

Deputies met with Davis at the Gas Point Market nearby.

Deputies went to the home where the gun and assailants had been seen and announced on the PA that everyone in the home needed to come out.

Several people were detailed and two were arrested. One was a 17-year-old male. The teen was taken to Juvenile Hall and charged with robbery.

The other person who was arrested was 20-year-old Christopher Miller. He was already on probation for assault with a deadly weapon. Miller was booked on robbery charges.

Even though the deputies conducted an extensive search of the residence and the property they were unable to locate the missing firearm. They said the suspects refused to give deputies the location of the pistol.

Investigators would like to have more information about this incident or the location of the 9mm pistol. If you can help please call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6540.

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