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Update: alleged Keswick shooter in custody

Published On: Jul 14 2013 11:51:36 PM CDT
Sheriff's deputies respond to shooting report in Keswick area
REDDING, Calif. -

Shasta County Jail officials said Richard Jones, 23, was in custody Sunday night.

They did not elaborate when he was arrested or where he was found.

Jones was on the loose after allegedly shooting another man in a marijuana deal Saturday night.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 16182 Keswick Dam Road in Keswick, northwest of Redding.  

Officers were dispatched to a reported shooting at the address.   Brandon Siders, 23, and Nickole Herrington, 20,  reported a man had shot at them, hitting Siders.  

Before deputies arrived, Siders and Herrington went to Mercy Hospital so that Siders could be treated for a gun shot wound.  The severity of his injuries were not released.

Detectives said the shooting happened during a marijuana transaction between Siders, Herrington and two other subjects identified as Jade Brewer, 24, and Richard Jones, 23.  Jones was identified as the shooting suspect in an apparent Robbery.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Richard Jones for robbery and attempted murder. 

Brewer was arrested for robbery and was booked into the Shasta County Jail.