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Man arrested after two attempted carjackings in Redding

One arrested for carjacking


UPDATE:

Redding police say Casey John Stout is the suspect in two additional crimes on April 3.

First, they say Stout attempted to steal a woman’s purse in the 1700 block of Market Street. A struggle over the purse ensued and two other women who saw what was happening came to the victim’s aid. The three women chased and fought off Stout, causing him to run away empty handed. The crime was captured on a nearby business's surveillance cameras. The victim was able to get her purse back and Stout was unsuccessful in his first suspected felonious act of the evening.

Shortly after Stout attempted to steal the purse, police say he threw a rock into a car window to burglarize a parked car in the 1600 block of Pine Street. Police say Stout was caught on surveillance camera for this second crime as well.

It was after this that police say Stout unsuccessfully tried to carjack an 83-year-old man and a passing driver eventually being caught by an RPD officer.


ORIGINAL STORY:

A man was arrested after trying to carjack an elderly man and another person in Redding Tuesday night, according to the Redding Police Department.

According to Redding Police, the victim was approached by Casey John Stout, 24, of Redding. Police say Stout was yelling at the victim, demanding his car keys.

A citizen saw what was happening, intervened and knocked Stout to the ground. Police then say Stout ran and was chased by RPD Officer Lauren Meyer. During the foot chase police say Stout tried to get in to a passing vehicle, but could not as the car drove off.

The driver fled and did not remain to contact police and RPD is asking that person to make contact with the police department.

In a press release police say Stout told them he targeted the elderly victim because he would be an easy person to take advantage of and steal his vehicle. Stout was also found to be on felony probation for burglary

Stout was booked into Shasta County Jail for two counts of attempted carjacking, elder abuse, and a violation of his terms of probation.



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