Judge Decides if Chico Crime Spree Suspect is Competent for Trial

The suspect police say is responsible for a crime spree in Chico was in court Thursday.

Posted: May 31, 2018 4:48 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2018 3:54 PM

UPDATE: 6/14/2018 3:48 p.m.

OROVILLE, Calif.—The man accused of going on a dangerous crime spree through Chico a few weeks ago may not be competent to stand trial.

The Butte County District Attorney’s Office says Adam Parsons’ defense attorney Thursday in court raised doubts about whether Parsons was fit for trial.

A doctor will deliver a professional opinion in the matter.

On July 12th a judge will decide whether Parsons is competent.
—The suspect police say is responsible for a crime spree in Chico was in court Thursday.

On May 21st police say Parsons stole a tow truck, threatened a gas station clerk and customer with a hatchet, crashed into a family of four, and broke into an elderly woman’s home.

Adam Parsons faces 13 felony counts including assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, elder abuse, and vehicle theft.

This is not Parsons first run in with the law.

He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

Parsons will appear back in court on June 14th.

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