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Thursday, December 01, 2022/Categories: Press Release

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December 1, 2022


On November 22, 2022, Oroville Police (OPD) Officer’s located a victim in the roadway near the intersection of Oro Dam Blvd. and Olive Highway. Officers and medical personnel moved the victim to a safe location and immediately began providing medical treatment. Officers determined the victim had been stabbed. The victim was immediately transported to Oroville Hospital. Despite the life-savings efforts provided, the victim died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

OPD Detective Jess Darnell immediately began conducting an investigation. During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Daniel Shamblin, age 39, of Oroville murdered the victim. Detective Darnell obtained an arrest warrant for Shamblin on November 23, 2022. On November 28, 2022, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) began assisting OPD with the murder investigation.

On December 1, 2022, BCSO detectives attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle that was being driven by Shamblin’s girlfriend, who detectives identified as Kayla Spoon, age 27, of Oroville. During the attempted traffic stop, detectives realized Shamblin was also in the vehicle. Spoon immediately accelerated her vehicle, rammed an unmarked police vehicle, and almost hit a detective with her vehicle.

Detectives began pursuing Spoon through the Oroville area. During the pursuit Spoon intentionally rammed a second unmarked police vehicle. The pursuit continued for several miles. Spoon eventually lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a ditch on Mt. Ida Road, Oroville.

After Spoon crashed the vehicle, Shamblin began to exit the vehicle. When detectives attempted to detain Shamblin, Shamblin attempted to draw a firearm that was concealed on his person. Shamblin then fought with detectives for several minutes. During the fight Shamblin attempted to draw a second firearm and a knife that were concealed on his person. After several minutes detectives were able to place Shamblin and Spoon under arrest.

This is an ongoing investigation. BCSO is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact detectives at 530-538-7671. BCSO is asking anyone with information about the homicide to contact OPD Detective Darnell at 530-538-2448.


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