RED BLUFF — On November 28th at approximately 11:15 AM, Tehama County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a man who’d been in a verbal altercation with another man who’d threatened and pointed a gun at him.
The suspect had fled to a neighbor’s residence before police were called. When deputies arrived, the suspect — identified as 47-year-old Jason Holtman — came out to speak with them. He told them that, while he was unarmed at the moment, he did own the gun mentioned in the report. He claimed that he did not use it threaten the victim, but that it had been given to him earlier that day by a female friend whom he refused to identify.
Witnesses all claimed there had been no vehicles coming or going from the residence prior to police arriving. The owner of the home Holtman had been hiding in consented to a search, during which deputies located a short-barreled shotgun wrapped in a bag and buried in the garden.
Deputies also learned that Holtman was a felon and thus precluded from possessing firearms. He was then arrested and transported to Tehama County Jail.