CHICO – Near East 1st Avenue and Esplanade, a Butte County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The stop occurred at 2:23 a.m., and officers made contact with the vehicles 4 adult occupants.
31-year-old Sheldon Wardsworth first exited the vehicle and, during a pat-down, fled on foot. He ran right into two other deputies responding to the scene.
It took an “extensive struggle’ to finally detain Wardsworth, who had a gun in his pocket. The suspect was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.
30-year-old Shatana Goods was in possession of drug paraphernalia, and had a warrant out for her arrest.
44-year-old Andrea Reichenbach also had drug paraphernalia.
The gun that Wardsworth carried turned out to be stolen as well.