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Wanted Felon Charged With Multiple Felonies After High Speed Chase

A chase in North Redding led to the arrest of a wanted felon. Tuesday evening, just after 6PM, a Redding Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a silver Ford Mustang for several vehicle code violations. The driver, 30-year-old Shaw Applehans, of Redding, refused to pull over and sped off eastbound on Lake Boulevard, then onto Yuletide Avenue and into the area of July Way and St. Nicholas Avenue. As Applehans was driving recklessly through the neighborhood, he threw several items from his car including a rifle, a revolver, a knife, and a hammer. The pursuit continued for about a mile and ended when he finally stopped on the 1100 block of Lake Boulevard. Aplehans was detained and allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, metal knuckles, a firearm silencer, and an assortment of ammunition. The items thrown out on the road were recovered by assisting officers. Applehans was placed under arrest for multiple crimes including; felon in possession of ammunition, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a silencer, possession of stolen property, possession of metal knuckles, possession of a controlled substance, and for an outstanding warrant. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at 225-4200.