Glenn County Deputies Say Redding Man Caught With Bomb

A man from the Redding area has been arrested in Glenn County with a bomb in his possession, according to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. On Monday a resident on Highway 45 flagged down a deputy to report that a man had tried to steal fuel from their ranch. A vehicle matching the description was stopped in the Ord Bend area, and was apparently a stolen car. The driver, 32-year-old Richard Hodges, was detained and the car was searched. An explosive device was reportedly found and eventually rendered safe by the Butte County Bomb Squad. Hodges is being held without bail for the bomb, the stolen car, drugs, a stun gun, and outstanding warrants from Shasta County.