On November 20, 2016, at 11:16 a.m. the Redding Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Yogi Ct. on a report of a stabbing that had just occurred.   Upon arrival Officers located the victim of the stabbing and determined that he had succumb to his injuries.  The Redding Police Department Investigations Division responded and a homicide investigation was opened.  Since that time the Redding Police Department Investigations Division has continued the investigation into the fatal stabbing.

On November 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m. the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Dry Creek Road and Highway 299 on a vehicle they had information suspect Corey Leon Willyard was in.  During the traffic stop Willyard, was located in the vehicle and taken into custody without incident.  Willyard was transported to the Redding Police Department Investigations Division. 

Willyard was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for murder, burglary and vehicle theft.   The Redding Police Department Investigations Division is still asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4214.