Shasta County man arrested for elder abuse, assault with deadly weapon

An argument between a father and son turned violent in Shasta Lake on Tuesday.

Posted: May 7, 2019 10:14 PM
Updated: May 8, 2019 11:58 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - An argument between a father and son turned violent in Shasta Lake on Tuesday. 

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said Richard Rodriguez threw a brick at his 67-year-old father, Greg Rodriguez.

Multiple Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies, including a K-9 unit, and a California Highway Patrol Helicopter responded to the area to attempt to locate Richard.

When Greg called 911, deputies say the son grabbed what turned out to be a stolen rifle and ran away from the Virginia Avenue home on the 3000 block. 

Tips from the neighbors lead officers to a home on Twin View Boulevard, where Richard was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and possession of stolen property.

Authorities then booked him into the Shasta County Jail. 

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