Man Arrested after Chico Chase

Chico Police say officers chased a man who allegedly assaulted a mini mart employee Sunday. The incident began at the AM/PM on the Esplanade, when the store clerk confronted a 27 year old man who allegedly hid beer in his pants. Police say John Bentley threatened to shoot the employee, allegedly assaulted the clerk, then fled. Officers pursued the suspect on foot through a motel, over a fence, and used a police dog to take Bentley into custody. He was arrested for robbery and treated for a dog bite.


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