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Chico Police arrest man for early morning sexual assault

The caller told officials he did not recognize the subject and was concerned he was prowling before going inside the house.

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 7:48 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2019 10:21 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A 23-year-old man was arrested after officials say he sexually assaulted a woman on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Officers received a report of a suspicious circumstance occurring on West 6th Street around 4 a.m.

The caller told officials he did not recognize the subject and was concerned he was prowling before going inside the house.

After a period of time, officials say they were notified by the caller that he had seen a woman quickly exit the house and run away. He then watched the male also exit and walk off.

Chico State Police also responded to the area and located a man matching the description just a few blocks away.

The subject was identified as Felipe Marquez-Segura.

During the initial investigation, officers say they located the woman who ran away. She explained to them she had been sexually assaulted while in the home by a man who she had never had prior contact with.

Marquez-Segura was positively identified as the subject who entered the home and assaulted the victim.

He was arrested for the sexual assault and taken to Butte County Jail.

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