Redding traffic collision leads to arrest of man possessing assault rifle

A traffic collision in lead to the arrest of a man in possession of a loaded assault rifle Friday morning.

Posted: Jun 7, 2019 12:01 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A traffic collision in lead to the arrest of a man in possession of a loaded assault rifle Friday morning.

Around 3:15 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to a crash outside of the Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding. 

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Marvin Tucker Hefner, 33, of Susanville. 

Hefner was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision for felony-reckless evading of a police officer. He also had one felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. 

A search of his vehicle revealed that he was in possession of an assault rifle that was loaded with one magazine. 

He was booked into Shasta County Jail on a felony charge of possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, felon in possession of a high-capacity magazine, and violation of post-release supervision. 

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