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Parolee violently assaults Officers

 

 PRESS RELEASE

 

April 23rd, 2019         7:43 A.M.

 

CASE # 19R025313

 

On April 23rd at approximately 7:43 A.M. Redding Police Officers contacted a subject identified as David Wuco, 29 years of Redding at Shasta College. On April 22nd Campus Security attempted to serve Wuco with paperwork ordering him to stay off campus while they investigated sexual misconduct allegations against him. He refused to accept the paperwork and left the campus.

Wuco returned to Shasta College this morning against their order to stay away. Security immediately made contact with him and he ultimately agreed to discuss the matter with them at their office. Due to Wuco’s violent history and the fact he is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, multiple Redding Police Officers responded to assist Shasta College with his removal.

Officers asked Wuco several times to leave the campus but he refused. When Officers attempted to physically remove him, he quickly jumped up from his chair, put up his fists, and took a fighting stance. He punched multiple Officers in the facial area causing significant injuries to three Officers who had to be treated at a local hospital.  Additional Officers responded and ultimately Wuco was taken into custody.

Wuco was also treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and later booked at the Shasta County Jail for battery causing serious bodily injury, resisting Officers with the use of violence, and violation of parole.

Wuco is currently on parole for assault with a deadly weapon and his supervision level is classified as High risk. He served a five year prison sentence for the asault with a deadly weapon case and he was released from prison in November 2018.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Sgt. G. Meadows #303

Redding Police Department

Patrol Division (530) 225-4200

 

Reviewed: Corporal L. Harris