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Man arrested for arson near Redding's Sacramento River Trail

An arson suspect was arrested Sunday after several small fires were discovered by Redding firefighters near the Sacramento River Trail.

Posted: May 16, 2021 3:04 PM
Updated: May 17, 2021 11:09 AM

REDDING, Calif. – A 42-year-old man was arrest for arson on Sunday shortly after 1:00 a.m. in Redding.

The Redding Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire at 380 Overhill Drive in Redding near the Sacramento River Trail.

Firefighters said they discovered five small extinguished fires of dry vegetation in the area and believed a possible suspect was still in the area.

A fire investigator contacted suspect Terry Sargent who they said admitted to starting the fire.

Sargent was arrested for arson and was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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