Convicted felon reportedly caught with loaded ghost gun in Shasta County
All photos courtesy of Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
A Shasta County man was recently arrested for alleged unlawful firearm possession and narcotics charges.
On Wednesday, August 3, deputies began a search after receiving reports of an armed and possibly suicidal man who was driving from Whitmore to Redding. While en route, deputies were advised that the man — identified as 38-year-old Joshua Good — had allegedly made statements to the effect of wanting to kill law enforcement officers and some of his family members.
A CHP chopper responded to assist deputies, soon locating Good’s vehicle in a gas station parking lot in the Palo Cedro area, and sighting Good himself walking into the store. Deputies followed him inside and successfully took him into custody after a brief struggle, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies then turned their attention to Good’s vehicle in the parking lot, in which they reportedly found — in plain view — a short-barrel rifle modified to function as an assault weapon (pictured above). A closer examination of the weapon revealed it had no serial number, and was loaded with a high-capacity magazine and had a round in the chamber.
Good has multiple prior felony convictions and is legally prohibited from owning or possessing firearms, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies also reportedly found two fully loaded high-capacity magazines, suspected methamphetamine, and meth paraphernalia.
Good was ultimately booked at the Shasta County jail on a variety of charges including felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance.