Intruder alert

Home invasion in Chico leads to arrest of suspected burglar

A potentially deadly home invasion in an apartment on Amanda Way early Saturday evening (April 23) ended with the arrest of 49-year-old Darin Petty.

Jessie Phillips, 39, called 911 and reported that a man had broken into his apartment and was armed with a knife, according to a Chico Police Department press release. When officers arrived, Phillips and Petty were reportedly fighting on the floor. Petty allegedly struggled with officers, too, but they managed to disarm him.

Phillips was stabbed once in his side, but was treated at Enloe Medical Center and released. Petty was booked into Butte County Jail on charges of attempted murder, burglary and vandalism.