On May 25, 2016, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Probation Office went to 11722 East Stillwater Rd. to arrest Dustin Warmington for outstanding warrants and to conduct a probation search of his residence. When deputies arrived Warmington fled on foot into a wooded area. An extensive search of the area was conducted but Warmington was not located.
Deputies searched Warmington’s residence and found a stolen enclosed trailer in the driveway. Deputies called the owner of the enclosed trailer and discovered the owners had been the victims of a recent burglary. The victims told deputies they were moving out of their home at the time of the burglary and several pieces of furniture and moving boxes filled with personal belongings had been taken. Deputies located several moving boxes filled with property under a travel trailer in the yard. The victims arrived and positively identified the property in the moving boxes. The victims also pointed out that the suspects had furnished their home with the stolen furniture. The victim’s stolen property, worth approximately $10,000 dollars, and the enclosed trailer, worth over $3,000, were returned to them.
While taking inventory of the stolen property a male subject, later identified as Michael Mattson, drove into the driveway. As he noticed the law enforcement officers he immediately sped out of the driveway at a high rate of speed. Deputies followed Mattson and eventually stopped him on Churn Creek Rd. near Highway 299E. Mattson was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for burglary. Mattson was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.
Charges will be filed against Warmington for probation violations, obstructing and delaying an officer, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment due to narcotics paraphernalia being found inside the home within reach of Warmington’s children.