Oroville man arrested after motorcycle chase

Jul 3, 2014 10:55 AM by News Staff

An Oroville man was arrested Wednesday night after he led Butte County Sheriff's Deputies on a 4-mile pursuit that ended in the Gold Country Casino parking lot.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office Gang Unit attempted to pull over a motorcyclist for a traffic violation just before 8:00 p.m. in the area of Canyon Highlands Drive and Oro Quincy Highway.

The motorcyclist, 39-year-old Vernon Childers, of Oroville, led detectives on a 4 mile pursuit for nearly 5 minutes.

The pursuit concluded in the Gold Country Casino parking lot where Childer's jumped off of his motorcycle and fled on foot before being taken into custody.

Childer's was booked into the Butte County Jail for felony evading, driving on a suspended driver's license and resisting a peace officer.


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