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Police: Man Threatened to Kill Mother with Screwdriver

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Mar 17 2013 11:32:51 AM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

A known transient on probation for stabbing his brother multiple times was arrested again Saturday, after police say he threatened to kill his mother with a screwdriver.

Redding police were called to the River Inn at 1835 Park Marina Drive just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday, after a report of a trespassing in progress. Management from the hotel had contacted police to report a man who was not welcome at the hotel and may have stolen keys belonging to hotel staff.

When officers arrived, they discovered Joshua Good, 29, in a room at the hotel. When they attempted to contact him, they say he began yelling and swearing at officers, and refused to leave the room.

While officers were attempting to convince Good to leave, his 64-year-old mother  made contact with officers through a bathroom window, and told officers her son was high on methamphetamine and had been awake for approximately two days.  She said he had threatened to kill her with a screwdriver prior to the arrival of officers and would not let her leave or answer the door.

Here's what police say happened next:

The woman "locked the bathroom door in an attempt to protect herself from her son, but could not escape the bathroom due to the size of the window.  Officers attempted to negotiate with Joshua Good through the door and via telephone.  Joshua Good was continually becoming more agitated and [his mother] was becoming more frightened.  [She] refused to exit the bathroom until Joshua Good was secured.  A Redding Police Department K9 was summoned to the scene and officers forced entry into the room.  Joshua Good attempted to flee out a back balcony but stopped upon seeing the K9.  Joshua Good was taken into custody after a brief struggle."

Good was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked on charges of elder abuse, false imprisonment of an elder, criminal threats, obstruction of a peace officer, and trespassing.