Redding man arrested for assaulting, kidnapping his mother

The Redding Police Department responded to a family disturbance that led to one person getting arrested.

Posted: Sep 27, 2021 2:44 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2021 2:46 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A man who has been in and out of prison was arrested after he assaulted his mother on Sunday, Redding Police Department said.

Police responded to the 6600 block of Southgate Dr. for a family disturbance around 9:18 a.m. on Sunday.

The reporting person told police that her son, 37-year-old Joshua Rocha of Redding, assaulted her.

She told police Rocha dragged her through the house by the neck.

Officer arrived at the scene and found the victim and the suspect.

Rocha would not comply with officers and became more aggressive. Police said he took his shirt off and challenged officers.

Officers used a bean bag gun to take Rocha into custody. He was taken into the Shasta County Jail and is facing multiple charges including assault likely to cause great bodily injury, kidnapping and resisting arrest.

Police said Rocha has been in and out of prison most of his life since 2002.

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