Shoplifter on probation arrested after struggle with officer
Photo: Jamie Harper
Originally published as a City of Chico press release –
“On 12/27/2020 at 2102 hrs, a Wal-Mart employee notified the Chico PD Dispatch Center to report that a shoplift had just occurred.
An officer who was responding to the call for service, located the suspect who was later identified as Jamie Harper.
The officer attempted to detain Harper near Oxford Suites on Business Lane when the suspect began to run away from the officer to avoid capture.
The officer pursued Harper and a violent struggle ensued. Harper grabbed at the officer’s duty belt and vest which is where the officer’s weapons and equipment are located.
The officer was eventually able to take Harper into custody after a brief fight. Both the officer and Harper sustained minor injuries as a result of the arrest, and both were treated at a local medical facility.
Harper was later transported to the Butte County Jail where he was arrested for resisting, petty theft and probation violation. Furthermore, Harper is on felony probation for assault with a deadly weapon out of Butte County.
If any members of the public witnessed this event, please call the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4900.”