Officers arrived to the Fair Street Market on East 20th Street to find a group of people fighting before 4 Monday afternoon. Officers learned that 31-year-old Nolan Cordova allegedly attempted to shoplift some soft drinks from the store. The store's clerk reportedly armed himself with a stick and confronted Cordova. According to a Chico Police press release, the clerk then lost control of the stick - Cordova allegedly grabbed it and used it on the clerk - striking him on the head. A passerby reportedly came to the clerk's aid and detained Cordova. He was arrested for assault.
*We mistakenly reported during a the KPAY Morning News that the crime happened before 4 this morning. It was 4 pm Monday.