Drifter From Coast Attacks Redding Store Workers

A homeless man from Eureka reportedly assaulted some store employees over the weekend. Brammel McCovey had just arrived in town Friday night, and Saturday morning he was sleeping behind the Rite Aid on Eureka Way next to a stockroom door. An employee asked him to move away from the door so he could work but McCovey was belligerent and came into the stockroom to attack the employee. When another worker came to the aid of the first one, McCovey reportedly threw a broken bottle and injured them. RPD officers found McCovey behind a nearby closed business and he was booked into jail on several charges.