Stab and dash

Homeless man arrested for alleged knife attack

A local homeless man was arrested in Chico on Saturday (June 11) after allegedly stabbing another man in broad daylight and then taking off on a bicycle.

Police responded to the incident just after noon near the bike path that intersects Alba Avenue and found a man, whose name has been withheld, suffering from a single knife wound, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department. Witnesses said his attacker had ridden a bicycle southbound on the path; officers then found Joshua Pennock, 28, who met the attacker’s description, near the intersection of Parmac Road and Rio Lindo Avenue.

The victim was treated at Enloe Medical Center and released. Pennock was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Butte County Jail. Court records show he has a history of drug-related crimes.