On Wednesday at 12:21 p.m. a Safeway employee at 2275 Pine Street, observed two male adults arguing in front of the store. One of the men produced a handgun and pointed it at the other male, and it looked as if he was about to shoot him. The two separated, and the man with a gun rode away on a white beach-cruiser style bicycle.
Corporal Phil Eoff saw the suspect riding the bicycle on Parkview Avenue near Leland Avenue and stopped him. The suspect was identified as James Noyes 26, of Redding. He did in fact have a loaded handgun with him. He was carrying the gun, a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, in his backpack.
He was in a dispute with another male, and pulled the gun out during the argument. He did not have a permit to carry a concealed gun, and was arrested.
Noyes has an arrest history including previous felony convictions. He was booked into the Shasta County Jail for illegally carrying a loaded firearm and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
The other involved male has not been located. Anyone with further information should contact the police immediately.
Redding Police Department press release