Fugitive Arrested

Case # 23-000697


On February 3rd, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., The Chico Police Department responded outside the Torres Shelter in Chico regarding a fight between two residents of the Shelter. One of the two people involved was identified as 72-year-old William Clayton. Officers learned that Clayton was wanted by Utah State Parole for absconding from the terms of his Parole. Clayton was on Parole completing a sentence for a Murder that occurred in 1980. The crime involved the beating death of a 91-year-old man during a burglary of the victim’s home.

Clayton will be booked at the Butte County Jail with no Bail and await extradition back to Utah.

Location: 101 Silver Dollar Wy., Chico

Suspect: William Clayton; 72 years old, from Utah

Supervisor: OIC J. Gagnebin 88

Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

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