Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Case# 21-004211


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


Victim:  N/A


Suspect:  James Lamont LAWSON, age 49


Supervisor:  M. Escobedo S7


Watch Commander: Lt. O. Peña





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