6/22/11: Fugitive, Domestic Violence Suspect Captured in Burney

Steven Bautista eluded deputies for nearly a week before a tip led to his capture in Burney, California on Wednesday.

LOCATION: 36000 block of Oak Street in Burney, Ca.

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUSPECT: Bautista, Steven Arthur. DOB 06/01/82.

SYNOPSIS: On Thursday, June 16, 2011 at approximately 0630 hours (6:30 a.m.), Burney deputies responded to a call of an assault victim near Black Angus Lane and Highway 89. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the victim in this case had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Steven Bautista. The victim stated that during the assault Bautista had choked her to the point where she passed out. She was also kicked in the ribs over ten times and slapped several times in the face. As the victim attempted to escape, Bautista tried to run her over two to three times before a truck driver came to her rescue. The victim was treated on scene for her injuries and released. Steven Bautista fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered.

On Wednesday, 06/22/11 at 1915 hours (7:15 p.m.), Burney Deputies received information that Steven Bautista was hiding at a residence off Oak Street. Deputies responded and surrounded the residence. Moments later, Bautista fled out the back of the residence and was met by Shasta County Sheriff Deputies and their K-9 dog, “Chase.” Bautista obeyed commands and surrendered.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the citizens of Burney for their support on this case and other burglaries in the area.

-from press release

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