Suspect Stabs Victim and Attempts to Evade Peace Officers

Case# 20-006299


On 11/15/20 at approximately 6:18 PM, Chico Police Dispatch received a report of a fight at the 100 Block of E. Lassen Avenue. As Officers responded, witnesses reported that someone involved in the fight was in possession of a knife. They also reported that a vehicle had attempted to run over some of the involved subjects. Witnesses reported that the suspect was fleeing in a white GMC Yukon. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to stop that vehicle. The vehicle fled and Officers pursued it for approximately 1 block. The vehicle pulled into a parking lot and unable to exit due to traffic. Officers contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Ryan Rash (33 yrs old). Ryan was found to be on Post Release Community Supervision.
Officers identified a victim that reported Rash exited the vehicle in possession of a knife. Rash inflicted two stab wounds to the victim prior to fleeing the scene. The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life threatening. The victim reported that Ryan made racist remarks during the assault. Rash’s wife, Ashley Rash, engaged in a physical altercation with a second victim. Ryan was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, Felon in Possession of Pepper Spray, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Police in a Vehicle, and Hate Crime. Ashley was arrested for Battery.

Location: 100 Block of E. Lassen Ave
Date/Time: 11/15/20 6:18 PM
Incident Case Number: 20-006299

Victims: Names Withheld
Suspect: Ryan Rash (33 yrs old) and Ashley Rash (33 yrs old)
Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer
Watch Commander: Lt. Rodden 


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