Chico Police arrested 36-year-old Tyrome Sanders Thursday morning for assault with a deadly weapon after an hours long standoff in Chico.
On November 17, 2022, just before 3 am, Chico Police Dispatch received a call regarding a fire behind Cost Plus World Market on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. When first responders arrived, a victim told them he had been stabbed with a broken bottle. The suspect had already fled the scene.
While doing an area check officers spotted the suspect, Sanders, who ran into an apartment complex next to the Torres Community Shelter on Silver Dollar Way.
Officers tried to get Sanders to come out of the apartment, but he was not cooperative. Just after 5 am, the Chico PD SWAT team, who train for extremely high-risk and dangerous situations, was called to assist with the barricaded suspect. The standoff continued for serval more hours, but eventually, the suspect voluntarily surrendered just after 8 am.
Sanders was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Both involved parties are homeless, and it is unclear at this time how the two knew each other.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the stabbing.
Location: Silver Dollar Way
Suspect: Tyrome Sanders, 36
Supervisor: Sgt. D. Bailey
Lieutenant: Lt. M. Rodden
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!