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Felon found in possession of a loaded firearm.

Redding Police Department case# 19R072824


On November 4th 2019, at approximately 11:19 hours, Officer Yabra stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign in the area of Westside Road and Pray Road.  The driver of the vehicle was contacted and was identified as Michael James White, 37 years old of Redding.  A records check found that White was driving on a suspended license and is also a convicted felon.  As Officer Yabra had White exit the vehicle, White told Officer Yabra that he had a loaded firearm in the waistband of his pants.  White was detained in handcuffs and a loaded .357 caliber revolver was recovered.  Due to White being a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.

White has been arrested 10 times in Shasta County for drugs and weapons charges and 4 of those arrests were for being in possession of a firearm. When White was arrested on August 10th 2019 , he was found in possession of a loaded firearm again.

On today’s date, White was booked into the Shasta County Jail for driving on a suspended license, having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of ammunition.



Contact:  Corporal T. Renault #391

Redding Police Department

(530) 225-4200

Reviewed by: Sgt. Meadows #303