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Two arrested after fight involving machete, hammer, golf club

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Officers from the Redding Police Department were dispatched to Parkview Park around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, regarding a physical altercation. A citizen had called to report that two men were beating another man with a golf club.

While officers were responding to the location it was reported that a machete was also being used in the fight and the subjects were swinging the machete and golf club back and forth at one another.

Officers arrived and immediately contacted the subjects involved in the fight.

According to police, one of the individuals was Edmond Lee Jung, 38, of Redding, the second was John Allen Workman, 51, of the City of Shasta Lake. Police say both men had sustained non-life threatening injuries and admitted to being in a physical fight over a dispute about property. A third man was contacted but not determined to be involved in the actual fight.

According to police, both Jung and Workman were uncooperative in giving specific details about how the golf club and machete were involved in the fight. A machete was recovered at the scene along with a hammer. Police said Jung admitted to throwing the golf club into the brush along the river when officers arrived, however it could not be located.

Redding police say a search of Jung led to the discovery of a bag of methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe. Jung was transported to a local hospital for a medical clearance and then booked at the Shasta County Jail for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and a violation of Post Release Community Supervision.

A case is being submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for charges against both Jung and Workman for assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say Workman has been arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail four times since October of 2017. His last arrest was on June 8, 2018, for a warrant for failure to appear. He was released the same day.

Officers say Jung has been arrested dozens of times by the Redding Police Department. Jung is currently on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for theft of a motor vehicle.

In a press release, the Redding Police Department said that since June 10, 2015, Jung has been booked into the Shasta County Jail 26 times for suspicion of committing a variety of crimes including domestic violence, resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, possession of drugs and paraphernalia, warrants and violations of probation.

Before this latest incident, police say Jung was last arrested on multiple warrants for his arrest on June 1, 2018. He was held in custody for three days and four hours before being released on his own recognizance after a court hearing.

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