SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – One man pleaded to 11 felony charges for 30 years in state prison.
The Shasta County District Attorney said Jake Matthew Houser pleaded guilty to several gun charges, robbery charges, and for resisting an officer.
In December 2019 and early January 2020, the DA said Houser committed two robberies. Law enforcement was contacted, but Houser fled and was not apprehended.
On January 26, 2020, Houser barricaded himself in an Igo area cabin as he tried to hide from officers who were trying to arrest him for two robberies in the weeks prior. Deputies attempted to negotiate with Houser. The DA said at one point, Houser fired an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle through a wall of the cabin, and the bullet impacted about five feet from two deputies.
The deputies did not fire back and continued to try and negotiate with Houser. Ultimately, the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called in, and they deployed multiples rounds of tear gas before Houser complied with orders to exit the cabin, according to the DA. The standoff lasted five and a half hours.
Houser's sentencing is scheduled for December 18.