A California man has been arrested after being spotted by a keen officer that noticed the man’s tattoos.
According to police, on December 17th, 2022, at 1:54 PM, an officer with Redding Police Department in California was on patrol in the area of Oasis Road at Cinder Road.
Investigators say the officer “observed” a male subject identified as 58-year-old Harrison Branum, of Redding.
The officer recognized Branum from his distinctive tattoos and knew the man was on parole.
The officer called out to Branum, intending to speak with him, but the man fled into his nearby residence.
While the officer waited for additional officers to arrive, investigators say that Branum voluntarily exited his residence.
Branum, who is on Parole for Domestic Violence related charges, was detained in handcuffs without incident.
Once detained, the officer found Branum had a significant quantity of suspected methamphetamine.
Inside Branum’s residence, officers located additional suspected methamphetamine in various quantities, packaging materials, and a digital scale.
In total, Branum was found to be in possession of nearly 8 ounces of methamphetamine.
Branum was arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail for charges related to Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales.