REDDING, Calif. - Police used K9's and a CHP helicopter to track down a Redding man for physically assaulting his previous girlfriend.
A woman told police that 47-year-old Bill Webb of Redding physically assaulted her several times and physically restrained her throughout the relationship, she also stated he stole her Ford Mustang, police said.
The victim escaped and came to the police to report what happened, she had visible injuries on her face, police said.
Authorities went to arrest Webb on Sunday before 8 p.m. at his home on Beltline road. However, Webb noticed the officer and took off in the stolen mustang, then on foot near Redwood Blvd. and Eagle Nest road.
Police used K9's and a CHP helicopter to search for Webb, they searched for over an hour. Officers were able to set a perimeter and get assistance from the CHP Northern Division Air Operations and Redding Police Canines Dozer and Chase, authorities said.
They found him hiding in a scrap wood pile on White River Way near Yogi Court. Webb violently resisted and assaulted officers and K-9 Dozer while taking him into custody, police said.
Webb was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment before being booked into the Shasta County Jail.
The officers and K-9 Dozer were not injured during the struggle.
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