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Arrest for Assault and Battery

Case# 20-005809

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On10/23/20 at approximately 11:00 AM, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to the shopping center on W. Sacramento Ave at Nord Ave for a disturbance. Officers arrived on scene and placed Michael St. John under arrest for public intoxication, 647 (F) PC.
After St. John was arrested the victim came forward and stated that St.John assaulted her as she was getting into her car. Her two minor daughters were in the back seat. The victim attempted to get St. John to leave her alone. He persisted by pulling on her car door. In fear for her safety and the safety of her children the victim scuffled with St.John. During the struggle, St. John received a minor scratch to his forehead, neck and finger. The victim did not sustain any injuries. She separated herself from St. John safely drove her children home.

St. John charged with 242 PC, assault and battery, 647(f) PC, public intoxication, 415.1 PC, challenging others to fight and 1203.2 (a) PC, felony parole violation.
The victim and her children were not harmed during this incident.

No photo of St. John was available at the time of this press release.
Location: W. Sacramento Ave at Nord Ave.
Victim: Withheld
Suspect: Michael St. John

Supervisor: OIC Ferreira
Commander: Lt. Rodden

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