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Suspect arrested for charging at people with a knife in supermarket parking lot

The Chico Police Department arrested a man they said was charging at people with a knife in the parking lot of Raley's.

Posted: May 15, 2019 11:07 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department arrested a man they said was charging at people with a knife in the parking lot of Raley's.

Authorities first received reports of the suspect on Tuesday night around 11:10 p.m. 

Witnesses said he was in the parking lot of the Raley's Supermarket located at 211 W. East Avenue, Chico. 

When officers arrived at the scene they found the suspect in a nearby parking lot. He was identified as Gerald Bailey, a 23-year-old Chico transient. 

He discarded the knife before officers arrived on scene, but they found the weapon in a nearby dumpster. 

Bailey was placed under arrest and booked into Butte County Jail for brandishing a weapon and an outstanding felony warrant for possessing a dagger. 

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