Chico Police: Man resisted arrest so violently he had to be put in full-body restraint
Photo: Trevell Jones | Chico PD
An Oroville man was arrested earlier this month following a chaotic night that began when he left the hospital against medical advice and ended with him in a full-body restraint, according to police.
On the afternoon of February 13th, 28-year-old Trevell Jones left the hospital against the advice of his care providers, reportedly becoming combative with medical staff as he went.
Police responded but were unable to locate Jones. However, just minutes later, dispatch received a call about a man matching Jones’ description having jumped in front of her car at the intersection of West Citrus Avenue and West 3rd Avenue. The caller said he’d screamed at her and then went around trying to stop other cars in the area.
An officer responded to find an uncooperative Jones, who began walking away and ignoring the officer’s attempts to offer him help.
When additional officers arrived, Jones ran up a driveway on the 1200 block of Citrus Avenue, forcing officers to chase after him and restrain him. As Jones grew more combative, officers determined the best course of action was to put him in a full-body restraint, preventing him from injuring himself or any of the other officers.
Jones was then taken back to the hospital for medical clearance, as officers suspected his behavior was the result of drug intoxication. Jones was later booked at the Butte County Jail on suspicion of resisting arrest.