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Chico Police: Enloe Hospital patient causes ruckus, then arrested

Police said the man they arrested posed a "significant" risk to the public.

Posted: Feb 14, 2021 2:12 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2021 12:03 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A 28-year-old man was arrested in Chico on Saturday for resisting arrest. Police said he threatened Enloe Medical Center staff and created a disturbance.

Trevell Jones of Oroville was a patient during the incident. Police said he left the hospital against medical advice. They said he became threatening to security staff prior to walking out.

When Chico police officers responded to the location they said they could not locate Jones. Shortly after that, dispatch received a call from a driver reporting that a man that matched Jones' description jumped in front of her car and screamed at her, before trying to stop other vehicles at the intersection of Citrus and W. 3rd Avenues.

Police said when they located Jones he was lying in the middle of the roadway on Citrus, but later proceeded to run down a driveway toward the back door of a Citrus Avenue home.

Chico police said they believed Jones posed a "significant" risk to the safety of the public. They took him to the ground and handcuffed him, eventually placing him in a full-body restraint.

The man was taken back into the hospital to determine if he was under the influence and later was taken to the Butte County Jail. He faces a charge of resisting arrest by force, threat or violence.

Police said no one was injured during the incident.

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