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Sheriff Jerry W. SmithThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.

Pursuit in Oroville

Thursday, July 03, 2014/Categories: Press Release

OROVILLE - On 7/2/14, at approximately 7:54pm, Detectives from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcyclist in the area of Canyon Highlands Drive and Oro Quincy Highway for a traffic violation. 


The motorcycle rider, identified as 39-year-old Vernon Childers, from Oroville, failed to yield and led detectives on a pursuit. The pursuit lasted approximately 4 miles, lasted approximately 5 minutes and reached speeds of 50 miles per hour. The pursuit concluded in the Gold Country Casino parking lot where Childer’s exited off of his motorcycle and briefly fled on foot. Childer’s was taken into custody for felony evading, driving on a suspended driver’s license and resist/delay/obstruct a peace officer.  


This case has been referred to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.   


Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 538-7321.


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