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Felon Arrested For Possession Of A Firearm/Second Time In Two Weeks

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CASE# 19R046819

On July 22, 2019, at approximately 7:15 p.m., an officer with the Redding Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a broken windshield. The officer contacted the driver, identified as Joey Locascio, age 24 of Redding who had warrants for his arrest and driving on a suspended license. The passenger was identified as Erik Morris, age 23 of Redding.  Morris was found to be on felony probation out of Shasta County for drug possession charges.

During a probation search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded firearm underneath the passenger’s seat. Morris is a felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.  Locascio (pictured below-right) was booked into the Shasta County jail for various weapons charges, two outstanding warrants, and drug possession.   Morris (pictured below- left) was booked into the Shasta County jail for weapons charges and violation of probation.

This is Morris’ second arrest for possession of a firearm in two weeks. On July 14, 2019, he was arrested following a vehicle pursuit. Morris was booked into the Shasta County jail for felon in possession of a loaded firearm and ammunition. He was released three days later under his own recognizance and required to wear an ankle monitor.

 

 

 

Contact:         Corporal Harris ID# 369

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Sergeant Llamas ID#384