RPD Arrests Murder Suspect After High Speed Chase

Redding Police say a man booked into jail over the weekend was quickly released because of overcrowding, and a few hours later he killed a man. At around 3AM Sunday medical help and police were called to the AM/PM at Buenaventura and Railroad Avenue. They arrived to find a man in the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital but died a short time later. The shooter had already fled when officers arrived, but investigators interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance to identify the suspect as 33-year-old James Joshua Noyes. His many arrests include for drugs, theft, domestic violence, DUI, concealed weapons and resisting arrests. He went to prison for burglary 3 years ago and seriously injured another prisoner while he was there. Noyes is still on parole from his release in February. Redding Police investigating a domestic violence incident arrested Noyes Saturday morning for Methamphetamine possession, but because the jail is near capacity, he was released a few hours later. After investigators identified Noyes in the shooting, an arrest warrant was issued and Sunday afternoon he was spotted on Campers Court in North Redding. Officers tried to pull him over but he fled south on Interstate 5 at around 100 miles an hour until he tried to exit at Knighton Road and the car spun out and hit a fence. Noyes then tried to flee on foot but ran right in front of a police car and got hit. Otto the K-9 was used to help apprehend Noyes. When he gets out of the hospital he’ll be going to jail with bail set at a Million Dollars.