Man Assaults Grandfather Before Stealing Medication

A known Heroin addict assaulted his grandfather and stole his medication, according to Redding Police. Officers were called about 9AM Wednesday to a robbery call. The officers spoke with the victim, 73-year-old John Eppler, who told them his 26-year-old grandson dragged him out of his home and took his medication.Eppler said that he opened his front door and Cody Ryan Eppler, grabbed him and drug him onto the front lawn before stealing his medication that was in his pockets. Eppler than fled on foot. The victim told officers he kept his medication in his pockets because he believed his grandson would steal them to feed his Heroin addiction. Officers searched the area and found Cody hiding in a nearby backyard. He was arrested and booked into jail for robbery, kidnapping, and elder abuse.