REDDING – It doesn’t take all that much to appear on the Shasta County Most Wanted Criminals list. Most of the suspects that get publicized are the result of an arrest and conviction, and then a failure to appear at the sentencing hearing. In the case of non violent criminals, the sentence will more than likely end up being short, if any, jail time, and supervised probation. However, failing to appear results in a publicly announced picture and description on the most wanted list, and a $250 bounty for turning the person in, along with the potential for a harsher sentence.
Such was the case with Tina Marie Newberry, 44-years-old of Redding. She was arrested on New Year’s Day for possession of a controlled substance, and several counts of probation violation for past misdeeds. After failing to appear for the sentencing phase, her name and picture were released this week as a ‘most wanted’ suspect.
Sure enough, someone claimed the bounty, and let the Redding Police know that they could find Newberry at 1920 California Street, and she was picked up at 11:17 this morning. This time, it is likely she will be held until sentencing while someone who either knows or recognized her will enjoy an extra $250.00. This was noted as the 99th arrest since the Most Wanted program began. Who will be number 100?