On 5/16/21 at approximately 8:34 PM, Chico Police Officers responded to a report of a felony assault in the area of Huntington Drive. Chico Police Dispatch reported that the suspect fled in a vehicle. Officers quickly located the vehicle several blocks away on Roberto Ct. It was learned that the suspect may have been associated with one of the residents in that neighborhood.
Officers surrounded the residence and began attempting contact with the suspect using the Patrol Vehicle’s Public Address System. A subject fled the backyard of the residence. This unknown subject began to jump backyard fences of numerous residences. As Officers searched in the direction of the suspect’s flight, they eventually located him in an open grass field. The suspect was noticeably tired from his attempt to flee Officers. The suspect became compliant and was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was identified as Brian Lawson (35 years old). Lawson was transported to Chico Police Department and later to Butte County Jail.
Location: Roberto Ct, Chico CA
Date/Time: 5/16/21 9:21 PM
Incident Case Number: 21-002935
Victims: Name Withheld
Suspect: Brian Lawson (35 yrs old)
Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer
Watch Commander: Lt. Rodden