A Red Bluff father and son teamed up to help Tehama County sheriff’s deputies catch a burglary and assault suspect, with the son finding and holding him at gunpoint until he was arrested.
It all started at 6:07 p.m., Tuesday when Rick Arrowsmith saw a white truck parked in front of his son Wesley Arrowsmith’s home on McCoy Road.
Arrowsmith found a man in the home taking items, so he tried to stop the suspect from leaving.
That suspect, later identified as Raymond Dale McManus, 34, got in the truck. While driving away, he almost struck Arrowsmith and hit a gate, sheriff’s deputies said..
The sheriff’s office listed the items stolen as a 50-inch television, 40-inch TV and a safe, and tried to stop him from leaving, deputies said.
Deputies, as well as California Highway Patrol officers, searched the area, but were unable to find him. A deputy, however, spotted the pickup the next day around 2:15 a.m., and attempted a traffic stop, deputies said.
The pickup did not stop and a pursuit began on Highway 36W until the pickup became disabled and McManus ran away. Deputies said the pickup had been reported stolen Monday during a burglary.
But shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received a call from Wesley Arrowsmith, 39,in which he said he found McManus in a rural area off Highway 36W and was holding him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.
Deputies said Arrowsmith had a valid concealed weapons permit from the sheriff’s office. The investigation is ongoing, deputies said.
Meanwhile, McManus was booked into Tehama County Jail after being arrested on suspicion of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and evading a peace officer.
He remained Thursday in jail with his bail set at $95,000.
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