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Man Arrested For Murder 8th Months After Crash In North Redding

A Shasta Lake City man who allegedly caused the death of his passenger 8 months ago when he ran a red light while impaired has been arrested to face charges for that crash. 25-year-old Robert Christopher Maughs was already on parole for DUI causing injury and had a suspended license when he was driving a Toyota 4Runner last December 8th northbound on Lake Boulevard. Police say Maughs ran the red light at Oasis Road and collided with a Buick. The red light violation was confirmed by witnesses as well as surveillance video. The Buick driver, who had minor injuries, had been making a left turn from Lake to Oasis and the impact knocked the Toyota onto its side and sent it into the light pole at the corner of the intersection. Maughs and his passenger, 19-year-old Jimmie Junior Adkison the Second, were trapped for an extended period of time before they could be extricated by Redding fire personnel. Neither of them was wearing a seatbelt. Adkison was declared dead at the scene. Maughs, who was found to be drunk and on drugs, suffered major injuries and was just recently released from medical care. On Wednesday Redding Police arrested Maughs and he was booked into jail for murder and DUI causing injury.