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Chico police talk man off roof after foot chase

A Chico police chase ended in a rooftop standoff between officers and a suspect Monday.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 2:19 AM
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 8:52 AM

CHICO, Calif.-  Chico police talked down a man from a roof on Palm Avenue Monday night after leading officers on a foot chase.

The chase began after police responded to multiple calls about a man striking a woman in a domestic dispute behind the Big Tuna Sushi restaurant at 1722 Mangrove Ave. 

When police arrived at the scene, the man, who police identified as Juan Villegas, immediately fled the scene, running through an alley and jumping over fences. 

After setting up a perimeter, police found Villegas on a roof in the 1800 block of Palm Ave. Villegas refused to come down and threatened that he would jump.

After an hour and ten minutes of negotiation with police, Villegas agreed to come down from the roof and was brought into custody without further incident.  

Villegas was charged with several domestic violence charges and a violation of parole and was booked into Butte County Jail.

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