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SHERIFF: 3 juveniles arrested for assaulting group home employee in Redding

3 juveniles were arrested for assaulting a staff member at a group home in Redding with a bucket and wooden stick on Wednesday, Oct. 2 around 3:06 p.m, Shasta County Sheriff's Office said.

Posted: Oct 4, 2019 12:08 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2019 12:31 PM

REDDING, Calif. Three juveniles were arrested for assaulting a staff member at a group home in Redding with a bucket and wooden stick on Wednesday, Oct. 2 around 3:06 p.m, Shasta County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies responded to a report in Redding, of an active assault against staff members by juvenile residents at a group home operated by Victor Treatment Centers, police said. 

SHASCOM informed responding deputies the victim barricaded themselves in an office and the suspects were attempting to break through the door, police said.

Before deputies arrived, three male juvenile suspects were detained without incident.

Throughout investigation and witness statements, police discovered the three suspects talked about their plans to harm the Victim earlier that Wednesday, police said.

Suspect #1, a 15-year-old male assaulted the victim with a 6-inch long wooden stick that was shaped to a dull point on one end.

Suspect #2, a 16-year-old male was found to have struck the victim with a bucket. Suspect #3, 13-year-old, assisted suspect number two by providing items to him to assault and batter the victim, police said.

The victim had minor injuries that consisted of scratches and scrapes. All three suspects were arrested and transported to the Shasta County Juvenile Hall, police said.

This case has been forwarded to the Shasta County Juvenile Probation Department for prosecution. 

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