Butte County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe 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.





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Tuesday, May 25, 2021/Categories: Press Release

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May 25, 2021


Oroville, CA – On May 25, 2021, around 3:30 a.m., the Oroville Police Department (OPD) received a 9-1-1 call from a resident who advised they heard a gunshot near the 3000 block of Burlington Avenue, Oroville. OPD officers arrived in the area and located a male inside a residence who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and determined the male was deceased. The name of the male is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) immediately began assisting OPD with the investigation. During the subsequent investigation, detectives gathered evidence and information showing Isom Brown, age 27, of Oroville was responsible for the male’s death. Deputies located Brown during a traffic enforcement stop in Oroville. Brown was booked into the Butte County Jail on an open count of murder. This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to call BCSO detectives at 530-538-7671 or OPD detectives 530-538-2448.

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