YORBA LINDA : City Offers $10,000 Reward in Slaying


A $10,000 reward is being offered by the city for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of a grocery store manager.

“This would send a message to any criminals who might be listening that we won’t stand for this,” Councilman Mark Schwing said at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Police are looking for Stephen Moreland Redd, 49, in connection with the slaying last month of Timothy Eugene McVeigh, 34, night manager of an Alpha Beta market on Yorba Linda Boulevard.


McVeigh was shot during a robbery by a gunman wearing a shoulder-length wig. The robber escaped with $156, police said.

Brea Detective Jerry Brakebill described Redd, whose last known address was in Fullerton, as armed and dangerous. Redd is a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who served 11 years in state prison for wounding a police officer during a La Habra bank robbery.

Police say Redd is a suspect in two robberies in Orange last spring. In one, a uniformed security guard was wounded.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Brea police at (714) 671-4473 or (714) 990-7911.