12-17-2010: Alleged Auto Theft, Evading, Parole Violation

CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell CASE #: 10-41003


ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025

BY: Lieutenant Forrest Bartell / City of Shasta Lake

DATE/TIME: 12-17-2010, 0040hrs

CRIME: Auto theft, Felony evading, Parole violation

SUSPECT: Hedges, Matthew WMA 26years

VICTIM: State of California

LOCATION: Mosswood and Airport Rd, Redding


On 12-17-2010 at 0040 hours, Shasta County Deputy Steve South observed a silver Ford Escape reported stolen out of Redding near Mosswood and Airport road. When Deputy South attempted to stop the vehicle a 7.5 mile pursuit ensued with the suspect Matthew Hedges bailing out of the car near Bethel Church off College View drive. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies from City of Shasta Lake and Patrol Operations were able to locate Hedges as he ran across I-5. Hedges was taken into custody and booked into the Shasta County main jail.

-from press release
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