A man accused of threatening Redding Police Officers ended up falling in the river early Wednesday morning. Just before 4AM, officers were called to the Hilton Garden Inn on South Bonnyview on a report of people going through vehicles in the parking lot. Arriving officers found 48-year-old John Wilkerson, an AB109 parolee. He allegedly picked up a sharp stick the size of a baseball bat and took a batters stance as he threatened the officers. He said they would have to kill him before he would go back to jail. He then fled toward the west and tried to run down a very steep embankment and fell into the Sacramento River. He crawled out a little downriver and wasn't done fighting. A K-9 was sent after him, which he kicked in the face several times. Wilkerson was eventually subdued with baton strikes and taken into custody.