On July 14, 2021, at approximately 1800 hours, Chico Police Officers were dispatched to a reported rollover collision near the intersection of W. 1st Ave/Hobart Street. Officers, along with Chico Fire Department and Butte County Medics, arrived on scene and located two vehicles involved in the collision. After a brief investigation, Officers learned James Lamont LAWSON, age 49, collided with a parked vehicle causing his vehicle to roll over.
As Officers investigated the scene, they were alerted to a loaded handgun that was located inside the vehicle. Officers took possession of the handgun and LAWSON was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.
Location: W. 1st Ave/Hobart Street, Chico, CA
Suspect: James Lamont LAWSON, age 49
Supervisor: M. Escobedo S7
Watch Commander: Lt. O. Peña