UPDATE 10:09 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Action News Now reporter Laura Eng went to the community meeting in Red Bluff to hear neighbors' concerns.
"What it feels like is we'll all be punished and feel like we need to stay inside and not be out by having someone so dangerous," said Leslie Henzie, a Red Bluff resident.
"When it comes to something like this, we're gonna come together and we're gonna fight for our rights. Our county says no," said Lindsay Morris a Red Bluff resident.
Humbolt County will be holding a meeting on Friday to talk about relocating Cooley. That meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. in Eureka.
TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. - Members of the Red Bluff community are coming together Wednesday night to speak out against the placement of a violent, sexual predator in the county.
Authorities are attempting to relocate Joshua Cooley from Humboldt County to Tehama County to receive treatment on an outpatient basis.
Wednesday night, concerned community members and the Tehama County district attorney will meet at the Dibble Creek Volunteer Fire station at 6:30 p.m.
Those opposed to Cooley's placement hope to convince a Humboldt County judge to reconsider before an official decision is made in Eureka on Friday.