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.

 

 

 

  

Press Releases that were issued during the Camp Fire incident are here

BCSO INVESTIGATING OROVILLE SHOOTING

December 5, 2022

BCSO INVESTIGATING OROVILLE SHOOTING

On December 4, 2022, around 1:40 P.M. Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting that occurred on Majhi Lane, Oroville. Deputies responded to the area and contacted two victims who had been shot. One of the victims was a minor. Deputies provided first aid to the victims. Both victims were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition.
Detectives conducted an investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Detectives determined the shooting occurred at a residence on Majhi Lane. During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Jeremiah Clarkhill, age 22, of Oroville shot at least one of the victims. After the shooting, Clarkhill fled the area on foot.
On the evening of December 4, 2022, detectives obtained a felony arrest warrant for Clarkhill for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for committing a felony while released on bail. Clarkhill is on active California State Parole and is also wanted for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.
This is an ongoing investigation, and additional information will be released when available. If anyone has information about this investigation or the location of Clarkhill, they are encouraged to call Detective Price or Detective Harper at 530-538-7671.
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Monday, December 05, 2022 /Number of views (2576) /Categories: Press Release
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MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED

December 1, 2022


MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED


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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Thursday, December 01, 2022 /Number of views (8939) /Categories: Press Release
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GRIDLEY RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR MURDER

November 15, 2022


GRIDLEY RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR MURDER

On July 8, 2022, at approximately 8:09 P.M. the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) began receiving multiple phone calls about shots being fired in the area of Esperanza Avenue, Palermo. BCSO deputies immediately responded to the area. Upon arrival, deputies located two individuals who had been shot.

Detectives, deputies, and medical personnel moved the individuals who had been shot to a safe location and immediately began providing medical treatment. Detectives determined multiple individuals fled the area on foot and in vehicles.

During the investigation, detectives determined a male who resides in the 1900 block of Esperanza Avenue, made arrangements to sell multiple pounds of marijuana at his residence on the evening of July 8. A group of several males showed up at the residence to purchase the marijuana. Detectives determined at least two members of the group purchasing the marijuana reside on the East Coast. Both groups were armed with firearms. Shortly after 8:00 P.M. multiple shots were fired.

During the shooting, the homeowner was grazed by a bullet. The homeowner was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and later released. A male who detectives identified as Russhane Reynolds, age 31, was associated with the group purchasing the marijuana.

Russhane was transported to a local hospital. Despite the life-savings efforts provided by deputies, EMS, and medical personnel, Russhane died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The homeowner’s residence, two vehicles, and a motorhome were struck by bullets during the shooting. Over the past four months detectives conducted an extensive investigation. During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Juan Rodriguez-Gil, age 29, of Gridley murdered Russhane. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Rodriguez-Gil. Detectives located evidence Rodriguez-Gil fled to Mexico after the shooting.

On November 7, 2022, U.S. Custom and Border Protection agents arrested Rodriguez-Gil after he attempted to re-enter California. Detectives responded to the Mexico/California border and transported Rodriguez-Gil to Butte County. Rodriguez-Gil was subsequently booked into the Butte County Jail. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact detectives at 530-538-7671.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 /Number of views (6224) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO INVESTIGATING STABBING

November 14, 2022

BCSO INVESTIGATING STABBING

On November 11, 2022, around 11:45 P.M. a caller reported a fight to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center. The caller explained the fight was occurring in the Durham area near the intersection of Aguas Frias Road and Duncan Road. The caller indicated multiple individuals had been stabbed.
Deputies and medical personnel responded and located a large group of juveniles near a bonfire. Deputies also located a juvenile victim who had been stabbed. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment and was subsequently released from the hospital.
Deputies conducted an investigation and determined the following: Multiple juveniles were attending a party in an orchard when a fight occurred. During the fight, a juvenile suspect used a knife to stab at least three individuals. Two of the individuals who were stabbed left the location prior to law enforcement arriving.
Over the past two days, deputies conducted follow-up and identified the additional victims and the juvenile suspect who stabbed the victims. The two additional victims received non-life-threatening injuries and are recovering at home. On November 14, detectives worked with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office and obtained an arrest warrant for the juvenile suspect. Based on the fact the suspect is a juvenile, BCSO is not releasing further information about the suspect’s identity.
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Monday, November 14, 2022 /Number of views (2649) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO ANNOUNCES ARREST OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR GRIDLEY BURGLARIES AND THEFTS

November 4, 2022

BCSO ANNOUNCES ARREST OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR GRIDLEY BURGLARIES AND THEFTS

In November of 2022, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives began investigating multiple burglaries and thefts that had occurred in the Gridley area. During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Jonathan Haywood, age 34, was the individual committing the burglaries and thefts. Detectives and deputies determined Haywood was on active California State Parole.
On the evening of November 3, detectives contacted Haywood near Richvale. Haywood was placed under arrest without incident. During the arrest, detectives recovered property that was taken during a residential burglary. During the investigation, detectives located evidence that Haywood had committed at least two burglaries. A stolen vehicle and a stolen agriculture sweeper were also recovered during the investigation. Detectives located evidence Haywood had been in possession of the stolen vehicle and stolen sweeper prior to his arrest.
Haywood was arrested for multiple felony charges to include burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen vehicle, and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has information about this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Felony Investigations Unit or Deputy Jacob Voris at 530-538-7671.
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Friday, November 04, 2022 /Number of views (3219) /Categories: Press Release
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