Updated 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 - According to Corporal Chris Mills with the Redding Police Department, Mattson's three prior arrests in Dec. 2020 were for the following:
- Possession of a stolen vehicle
- Driving on a suspended license
- Violation of probation
Corporal Mills also confirmed that Mattson is still in custody at this time.
REDDING, Calif. - A parolee from Redding was arrested for the fourth time by police in December of 2020, according to Redding Police Department officials.
24-year-old Chase Alexander Mattson was arrested at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2020, at a residence on the 4000 block of Eagle Nest Road.
The reason for the arrest was the possession of a firearm. Redding police said Mattson is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for being a convicted felon and for possessing a firearm. Parolees are not allowed to possess firearms.
Officers said they made the arrest after observing suspicious activity at the residence. The officers explained that they learned Mattson was on the property and said they had received reports that he was in possession of a stolen firearm.
After a search, Redding police said they located a stolen and loaded .357 revolver.
This is Mattson's fourth arrest in Dec. 2020 by local law enforcement agencies, according to police. Action News Now is confirming with Redding police what the prior arrests were for.