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
Reviewed: Sergeant Llamas ID#384