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Redding Man Charged with Child Endangerment Following Hostage Situation

A Redding man is facing charges of domestic violence, child endangerment and resisting arrest after a tense standoff with a hostage negotiator on Thursday.

Posted: Oct 5, 2018 8:40 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A Redding man is facing charges of domestic violence, child endangerment and resisting arrest after a tense standoff with a hostage negotiator on Thursday. 

The Redding Police Department was called around noon on Thursday to the 1600 block of Sequoia Street in Redding for a domestic violence dispute. They say Matthew Walker, 21, of Redding, assaulted his girlfriend causing injury. 

Around noon on Friday, Walker's girlfriend called the police to report that Walker came to her residence and took their infant child. He then fled the area with the infant in his vehicle, unrestrained. 

Police tracked Walker down at King's Kingdom off of Victor Avenue. 

Walker was uncooperative with officers and would not comply with their commands as he held the infant child on his lap in the vehicle, refusing to come out. 

For the safety of the infant and Walker, a member of the Redding Police Department's Hostage Negotiations Team, was summoned to the location. Investigator Dimatteo was able to successfully talk with Walker for 20 minutes and negotiate his surrender. 

Walker was arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail. He is currently on felony probation in Shasta County for a previous assault with a deadly weapon conviction. 

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