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Redding Police: Teen Arrested For Attempted Murder of Mother

On Saturday night, a Redding woman escaped after being assaulted and held captive by her son.

Posted: Sep. 19, 2018 4:26 AM
Updated: Sep. 19, 2018 4:55 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Redding Police say a Redding woman escaped after being assaulted and held captive by her son Saturday night.

According to the victim, the attack began when 19-year-old Edward Ferrell dragged her into her house where he locked her inside. The victim says Ferrell said he was "going to kill her", and attempted to strangle his mother several times with his hands and a cord. Police say he then forced her into an outbuilding where he held her captive until she was able to escape to safety.

As Redding Police Officers interviewed the victim in Shasta Regional Medical Center, they received a call about Ferrell on the other side of town. They say he had broken into a home and fled the scene after been confronted by the homeowner and neighbors.

Officers arrested Ferrel for several felonies including attempted murder, kidnapping, criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.

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