Man Involved In Shootout With RPD Officers In December Sentenced To Life In Prison

A man who beat and robbed a woman in her home and later got into a shootout with Redding Police has pleaded guilty in a Shasta County courtroom, setting up a very long prison sentence. The 80-year-old victim had hired 38-year-old Alan Parsons to do some work at her Allegheny Drive house in 2020. He threw a cinder block through her glass back door December 13th, punched her multiple times, even after she fell to the floor, and fled with her jewelry, wallet and car. She was able to crawl out the door and make it to a neighbor’s house. He was later spotted at Win-River Casino and was confronted by a K9 Officer and his partner. Both Parsons and the dog were shot. The dog’s injuries were not inflicted by Parsons, but were apparently as a result of friendly fire. The dog is recovering at home with his partner. Parsons was on parole and pending sentencing in another felony case at the time of his arrest. After pleading guilty Wednesday to charges including assault with a firearm on a police officer, carjacking causing great bodily injury and false imprisonment, Parsons will receive two prison sentences. The first is more than 33 years, and when that’s done he will begin serving a 25 year to life sentence.