Yuba City Man Arrested in Connection to Alleged Hatchet Attack
A Yuba City man was recently arrested after a chaotic incident which included him allegedly attacking a grocery store employee with a hatchet.
According to a Yuba City PD Facebook post, 44-year-old Larry Reed was identified as the suspect in an incident on the morning of Sunday, January 22. Police had received multiple 911 calls regarding a man allegedly using a hatchet to damage a vehicle in the Raley’s parking lot on West Onstott Frontage.
Police say Reed had allegedly used the hatchet to smash the window of an occupied car, then walked away (the occupant was not injured), only to return to the parking lot and allegedly accost a Raley’s employee who’d just arrived for work.
Reed allegedly struck the employee in the thigh with the hatchet, causing a non-life-threatening wound. The employee then ran into the store and Reed chased him inside, prompting other store employees and customers to flee outside.
An employee who’d remained in the store then grabbed Reed by his shirt and struck him with a product scanner in an effort to subdue him, police said. Two employees then detained Reed until officers arrived.
Reed was taken into custody and treated for a non-life-threatening injury at an area hospital, and later booked at the Sutter County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, possession of a dirk/dagger, and possession of methamphetamine, police said.