Cat Burglar arrested in Burney

Apr 9, 2016 1:35 PM by News Staff

A man was arrested Saturday morning after breaking into a woman's house in Burney.

At about 5 A.M., Cynthia White, 66 years old, called deputies to her house after she spotted a man lurking in her house. She locked herself in her room until deputies arrived to the scene, where they found Derek Shephard, 28 years old, lying on a bed inside with a razor knife in his possesion.

After a struggle, deputies finally arrested Shephard.

He was cleared medically and booked into Shasta County Jail for cat burglary and resisting arrest.


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