Wanted Butte County Man Turns Himself into Police

Hatcher was wanted for trying to break into property. Assault rifles, body armor and silencers were also found after a search warrant was served in Palermo.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 5:17 PM
Updated: Nov 1, 2018 11:30 AM

UPDATE 11:24 a.m Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 - Anthony Hatcher, 44, turned himself into deputies. 

He was wanted for trying to break into property, and police also found stolen guns in his home.  


PALERMO, Calif. - Deputies from the Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO)  are searching for a man in connection with a find of firearms, body armor and silencers in Palermo.

At 10:30 p.m. on the night of Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the 200 block of Refuge Avenue in Palermo.

According to the BCSO, Anthony Hatcher, age 44, was at the residence trying to gain entrance.  They said that he is a wanted man.

When deputies responded, Hatcher was no longer there. They continued to investigate.

A search warrant was obtained and served on an adjacent property. A Mac 10 and an AK-47 were located. In addition to the assault weapons, there were 18 other firearms seized. Two of the firearms had been reported as stolen.

In addition to those firearms, deputies say they found body armor and silencers. The items were found in a fifth wheel trailer and a boat on the property.

During the investigation deputies learned Hatcher was the person who was living in the fifth wheel trailer, but they said he was not there on the property when the search warrant was served.

Now investigators and deputies are actively searching for him.  Anyone with information about Hatcher's location is asked to call 9-1-1 and  make a report. Hatcher is considered armed and dangerous.

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