North State Law Enforcement Make Felony Arrests of Two on Post Release Community Supervision

Jul 9, 2013 12:50 PM

Between July 6 and July 8, The Paradise Police and the Tehama County Sheriff’s made felony arrests of two men on who were on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). In the two separate arrests, law enforcement cumulatively located roughly a pound of meth as well as felony possession of weapons and ammunition.

On July 6, The Tehama County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a concerned neighbor in the area of Byron Avenue in Red Bluff. The neighbor told deputies a white and red truck had been seen in the area driven by a white male who was suspiciously stopping outside several locations. The neighbor also told deputies the suspect was carrying a large back pack each time he excited the vehicle.

Soon after the tip was received, a vehicle matching that description was seen leaving the Gilmore Road area. According to the Sheriff Department’s press release, deputies observed the suspect vehicle making several moving violations which prompted a traffic stop on Sale Lane. The driver, identified as 32-year old Christopher Fackrell of Red Bluff, was approached by K9 Deputy Curtis Knight. During an exterior search of Fackrell’s vehicle, Knight’s K9 “Streiter” alerted to the vehicle. After a subsequent search of the vehicle, approximately 179.3 grams (.36 pounds) of methamphetamine was located in his back pack. The deputies also found ammunition and scales for sale of a controlled substance.

Deputies later learned Mr. Fackrell was under Post Release Community Supervision through the Tehama County Probation Department. Fackrell was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of meth, and transportation of a controlled substance. Fackrell’s bail is set for $130,000.

Two days later on July 8, Paradise Police officers responded to the 6100 block of Center Street on a report of a disturbance of the peace. Upon arrival, officers contacted 38-year-old George Rankin who was on PRCS under AB 109 and felony probation for possession of a controlled substance. A search of Rankin’s property resulted in the locating of over a half pound of methamphetamine as well as several ecstasy pills, scales, packaging and a stun gun. Rankin was placed under arrest and booked into Butte County Jail without incident for violation of his PRCS probation, possession of controlled substances, violation of felony probation, and being a felon in possession of a stun gun.

Rankin is not eligible for bail due to his status on PRCS. Action News Now is still working on gathering follow up information, and we will update you with those details throughout today.


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