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Man Ditches Bicycle And Runs From Police By Foot

By Tracey Leong, tleong@krcrtv.com
Published On: Feb 13 2013 01:52:01 AM CST
Man Ditches Bicycle And Runs From Police By Foot

A Chico man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon has been arrested after leading police on a foot pursuit near Bidwell Park on Tuesday.

Police say 18 year-old Deshawn Dean of Chico was spotted by officers on the Esplanade near a playground.  As soon as Dean realized he was being followed, he ditched his bike and ran towards Bidwell Park.  Officers set up a perimeter around East 4th Street.  Dean was caught in the middle of East 4th Street and taken into custody just before 4 p.m.

Officers say Dean was also in possession of a controlled substance.