Witnesses stop attack after Redding money dispute leads to stabbing

REDDING — Authorities are investigating a stabbing that happened at a Redding mobile home park early Sunday evening, Nov. 17. The violent encounter left one man hospitalized and another in custody, according to officials.


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Officers were dispatched to the Riverside Mobile Home Park at 901 North Market St. at 7:15 p.m., after receiving reports of a stabbing that had just occurred, Redding Police Sergeant Jeff Schmidt reported after the incident and arrest.

After arriving at the scene officers detained Stewart Kingsley, 58, of Bullhead City, Arizona. Scott was in possession of police-style baton and pepper spray when he was detained by officers.

Officers in Redding arrested Stewart Kingsley after witnesses stopped him from attacking another man with a knife during a dispute over money. The victim sustained a non-life threatening laceration to his hand and was treated and released from an area hospital.

Officers also located Jerry Scott, 57, of Redding, suffering from a knife wound to his left hand. Scott was transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to Schmidt.

During their subsequent investigation officers learned Kingsley went to a trailer to confront Scott over money owed to him.

“The two briefly argued before Kingsley produced a knife and stabbed Scott in the hand,” explained Schmidt. “Witnesses intervened and took the knife from Kingsley and detained him until officers arrived.”

As their investigation continued officers determined Kingsley is a convicted felon and prohibited from being in possession of the police baton and pepper spray.

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Based on their investigation, officers arrested Scott and he was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of pepper spray by a convicted felon, and possession of a deadly weapon.

Scott’s injuries were not life threatening and he was later released from the hospital.

Anyone with information about this investigation or who witnessed the incident and has not yet provided a statement is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R076017 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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