Redding Man Wanted for Shooting at Officer Arrested

A Redding man has been arrested for an officer involved shooting that occurred in late July. The suspect, 35 years-old James Arthur Staggs, was arrested on Monday morning for his involvement in the shooting.

James Arthur Staggs

The incident occurred on July 24th just before midnight when a Redding police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle in which Staggs was a passenger. The vehicle had an expired license plate, although the car had a visible 2013 registration sticker. The driver, later identified as 35 years-old Alisha Michelle McKinney, refused to pull over for about a quarter of a mile but later stopped the vehicle.

Once the car came to a stop, Staggs left the vehicle and began to run. The officer followed Staggs on foot, at which point Staggs pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and fired three shots in the direction of the officer. Staggs then tossed the gun and continued to run.

During the shooting, the Officer was uninjured, but lost sight of Staggs. He requested for help in an attempt to find Staggs. A search of the area was later conducted with the assistance of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol. The search was unsuccessful and a warrant for Staggs arrest was issued.

On July 29th, the Redding Police Department received a tip that Staggs was currently inside a home in the 3500 block of Polaris Way in Redding. The Redding Police Department SWAT team was dispatched to the residence sometime after 7 am.

Once at the scene, officers began to communicate with Staggs for two hours in an attempt to get him to leave the residence. Staggs continuously refused to leave, but later exited the house at 9:45 am and was arrested without incident.

At the residence, officers found a stolen 2001 Ford pickup in the driveway as well as two shotguns, one of which was stolen.

During an interrogation, Staggs confessed to the shooting on July 24th, and also confessed to driving the stolen pickup and being in possession of both shotguns.

He was later transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked and charged with assault on a police officer with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of stolen property, violation of a parole, and conspiracy.

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