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On July 25, 2011 at approximately 10:47 a.m., Redding Police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle leaving the Super 8 Motel at 5175 Churn Creek Road in Redding. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Nathan Gibson, 37, of Redding, immediately fled upon seeing officers.
Gibson drove eastbound a short distance on Churn Creek Road to a dirt road just east of the motel. Gibson turned southbound on the dirt road and subsequently became involved in a rollover crash. Gibson fled on foot back toward the motel.
A short time later, officers located Gibson hiding in a motel room at the Super 8 Motel. Gibson hid under a bed in the room and resisted officers’ attempts to arrest him.
Redding Police K-9 Taro assisted in the apprehension of Gibson, which resulted in a bite to Gibson’s leg. Gibson was treated at Shasta Regional Medical Center and later booked at the Shasta County Jail for receiving or possessing stolen property and resisting arrest.
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