On Oct. 22, 2018 at 12:18 am, officers responded to the Deluxe Inn located in the 1100 block of Market St. for a 911 call reporting a disturbance. While SHASCOM was taking the 911 call, they could hear a disturbance in the background.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes and found the female victim in front of the motel. She said she had been assaulted by Timothy Pudwell, 61 years old from Redding. The victim said Pudwell tried to stab her and she grabbed the knife and wrestled it away from him. The victim tried to call 911 but Pudwell grabbed the phone out of her hand which prevented her from calling for help. The victim was then punched and kicked in the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers attempted to contact Pudwell in his room for almost an hour. Finally, Pudwell came out and was taken into custody. Pudwell is on CDCR Parole for assault with a deadly weapon. He was arrested for various felonies including assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.
Pudwell was booked into the Shasta County Jail.