Man Extradited From Oregon To Face Charges After Fight That Left Two Teens Injured At Sundial Bridge

Redding Police say a man is in custody who was believed to be involved in a brawl at the Sundial Bridge in October that ended with two teenagers being struck by a car. On the night of October 15th, 18-year-olds Kaden Fritz and Kaden Metheny had been with a group of 10 to 15 friends on the Sundial Bridge when they saw 40-year-old Lawrence Williams and 36-year-old Sarah Stimson, both of Weaverville, under the bridge. The group of teens was yelling at Williams and antagonizing him until he came up onto the bridge to fight. After a fight involving an unknown number of teens, Williams and Stimson fled to their minivan in the parking lot, and the group followed them. Williams reportedly drove the van toward the group of teenagers and they jumped out of the way, but witnesses say the van then looped around again and struck Fritz and Metheny. Fritz sustained a broken ankle while Metheny suffered a head injury. Stimson contacted police later and made a statement but Williams was not found. He was known to police because he’s on parole from a Redding armed robbery. On January 7th Williams was found and arrested in Douglas County, Oregon. On Wednesday he was extradited to Shasta County and booked on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.