RED BLUFF — On January 10th at around 3:45 PM, police arrived at a residence on the 300 block of South Jackson following reports of a burglary in progress.
A witness had called police to report a suspicious male subject entering his neighbor’s home. One Tehama County DA investigator who was already in the area happened to see him leave, at which point the investigator attempted to make contact.
The subject — later identified as 19-year-old local transient Samuel Paul — fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex. A Red Bluff PD officer soon took over the chase and caught him just as he tried to hop a fence off the property.
A handgun was also located nearby, which police believe was stolen from the home on South Jackson.
Paul was booked into the Tehama County Jail and charged with obstructing/delaying a peace officer and residential burglary.