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Police: Suspect in south Chico assault arrested after running from officers

Police officers arrested a man after they said he assaulted someone in a Chico neighborhood and then ran away from officers.

Posted: May 17, 2021 8:57 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Police officers arrested a man after they said he assaulted someone in a Chico neighborhood and then ran away from officers.

Officers responded to a felony assault near Huntington Drive at around 8:30 p.m., Sunday.

Police said the suspect then got into a car and sped off, only for officers to receive a tip that the suspect was in the area of Roberto Court.

Officers surrounded a residence on Roberto Court, where he was seen in the backyard of a home.

The man later identified as Brian Lawson then started jumping backyard fences of several homes, according to police.

As officers were searching for Lawson, he ran towards an open grass field. He eventually got tired and was detained. Lawson became compliant and was taken into custody without further incident.

Lawson is currently booked in Butte County Jail. 

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