Redding police officer injured, schools placed on lockdown during suspect pursuit

REDDING, Calif. - A Redding police officer was injured and two schools placed on lockdown as officers chased down a suspect.

It started around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday when Shascom Dispatch received the report of a male subject trying to get into vehicles in the parking lot area of the Ace Hardware at 2225 Eureka Way.  

Officers responded to the area, and a subject matching the suspect description was observed getting into a vehicle in the parking lot.  The suspect got out of the vehicle when an officer attempted contact with him.  The suspect ran north towards U-Prep School, ignoring the officers' commands to stop.

U-Prep and Shasta High School were notified to lock down.  The suspect, later identified as Pauly Scott Yuron, 18 years of Redding, was chased to the football field on the U-Prep campus where he was confronted by Redding Police Sergeant Aaron Maready.  

Police said Yuron violently resisted and fought with Sergeant Maready.  Yuron reportedly struck Sergeant Maready causing an injury to the right side of his head.  Other officers arrived, and Yuron was taken into custody.

Yuron was booked at Shasta County Jail for attempted vehicle theft, felonious battery on a peace officer, threatening a government official, and resisting arrest.  Sergeant Maready was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his injury and later released.  

He will return to work upon being medically cleared.  The school lock-downs were released within approximately twenty minutes after they were initiated.

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