Man who chased woman from Redding to Anderson arrested after fighting officers
A man who reportedly chased a woman from Redding to Anderson Monday evening, March 26, was later arrested after fleeing from and fighting with arresting officers, according to officials. Three different area law enforcement agencies assisted during the hours-long incident and subsequent search for the suspect.
After an investigation, Redding police officers booked Marty Dupree Hilliard, 42, of Redding, into Shasta County Jail in Redding. He was booked on suspicion of stalking, corporal injury to a spouse or partner, making terrorist threats, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a peace officer resulting in injury and recklessly evading arrest. Hilliard remains in custody and is being held without bail.
Redding police officers were first notified regarding the incident about 8:20 p.m., after a frantic domestic violence victim called 911 to report that she was being chased by a man who had been stalking her, Redding Police Cpl. Sam Llamas explained after the incident and arrest.
The caller told emergency dispatchers a man she was formerly involved in a relationship with had been stalking her and was chasing her in the area of Highway 273 and Canyon Road. The woman provided officials with Hilliard’s name and information as she continued fleeing from him.
While Redding police officials attempted to catch up with the dangerous, high-speed chase, the victim reported that Hilliard was attempting to use his 2014 Chevy Corvette to run her off the road or get her to stop by blocking her path. Despite his attempts to stop the victim, she continued fleeing south away from Redding toward Anderson.
Unable to catch up to the ongoing chase, Redding officers radioed for help from CHP and Shasta County sheriff’s deputies assigned to the City of Anderson.
Within minutes, Anderson deputies set up near the city’s limits spotted and intercepted the chase and attempted to conduct an investigatory traffic stop on Hilliard’s Corvette.
Despite the deputies’ lights and sirens, Hilliard refused to yield and immediately fled from officials at a high rate of speed. Because they knew where to later find Hilliard, officials contacted the hysterical victim to make sure she was OK.
During a subsequent investigation, Redding police officers learned Hilliard and the victim had previously been involved in a relationship and that Hilliard had been stalking her. Officers also learned that just prior to chasing the victim, Hilliard had assaulted and threatened to harm her and was believed to have several firearms in his vehicle with him.
Based on their investigation, officials broadcast Hilliard’s personal and vehicle information and details to surrounding law enforcement agencies.
Shortly after 10 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers reported finding Hilliard’s Corvette parked and unoccupied in the Sundial Bridge’s parking lot. Redding and CHP officers converged on the area and with help from CHP’s aviation unit began searching the surrounding area and neighborhoods.
As the search continued, CHP’s aviation unit and a Redding police officer were checking the area of Liberty and Trinity Streets about a mile away when they spotted Hilliard creeping along in the shadows.
Redding PD’s Officer Rhoads attempted to contact Hilliard and ordered the man to go down on the ground, but Hilliard refused to obey the officer’s commands and immediately fled on foot, with Officer Rhoads hot on his heals.
While officers raced to the area to set up a perimeter, Hilliard continued fleeing and at one point the running man slowed just long enough to pick up and throw a garbage can at the pursuing officer.
Despite Hilliards attempts to elude capture, Rhoads was able to catch up to the fleeing man and attempted to take him into custody. With CHP and Redding PD officials flooding into the area, Hilliard resisted arrest and fought with Rhoads, who managed to slow the combative man long enough for other officers and a K-9 handler to arrive and assist with taking the still violently-resisting man into custody.
Redding PD’s K-9 “Otto” was instrumental in helping apprehending Hilliard, who received minor injuries while being captured and bitten by the dog. After his arrest, Hilliard was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his minor injuries and medically cleared for booking.
Officials were not able to locate or recover any of Hilliard’s firearms during their initial investigation.
“Once again, this case is a great example of local law enforcement agencies working in partnership to keep our community safe,” Llamas later said.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 18-21436 and can remain anonymous.
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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.