The following statement has been provided by Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie A. Bridgett in response to recent events involving Carlos Zapata and Nathan “Blaze” Pinkney:
This morning, the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against Christopher Meagher, Elizabeth Bailey, and Emiliano Carlos Zapata in connection with 2 separate incidents occurring in the City of Redding.
Christopher Meagher is charged with felony assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury, felony elder abuse, and personal infliction of great bodily injury as a result of his assault of a 73 year old man in Redding over this past weekend. Elizabeth Bailey is also charged in this case with being an accessory after the fact.
Meagher and Bailey are also charged in a separate misdemeanor case with battery and disturbing the peace by fighting in connection with a May 4 incident at a Redding restaurant. Emiliano Carlos Zapata is also charged with battery and disturbing the peace by fighting from the May 4 incident.