Chico transient arrested for assault with rock

CHICO, Calif. - A Chico transient is facing assault and vandalism after police say he attacked a man with a rock and through another rock through the window of a house.

Officers got a report at about 10 a.m. Tuesday morning that a man had thrown a rock through the front window of a house near the corner of E. 16th Street and Elm Street.

When police arrived they found a man lying on the sidewalk nearby. He told officers another man had attacked him with a rock without provocation.

A man matching the description of the suspect was found about a block away. Police say that man was a transient from Chico. Augustin Rodriguez, 31, was allegedly intoxicated when he was arrested.

Rodriguez faces charges of assault and vandalism.

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