Grass Valley police: Burglary suspect broke window, then chased another man down the street |

Grass Valley police: Burglary suspect broke window, then chased another man down the street

A West Sacramento man accused of breaking into a girlfriend’s home and then chasing someone down the street remained Wednesday in the Nevada County Jail without bond, reports state.

Alex Stilley, 21, is charged with second-degree burglary; assault with a firearm on a person; threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize; being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm and having ammunition; and being an ex-felon with a firearm, jail records state.

Grass Valley police arrested Stilley after responding around 8 p.m. Tuesday to reports of a suspect with a firearm chasing a man in the 100 block of Ophir Street, Lt. Joe Matteoni said.

According to Matteoni, the suspect was linked to an earlier apartment break-in on that street.

Stilley broke a window at the apartment, injuring his hand. Two people then ran from the apartment and Stilley began to chase them, the lieutenant said.

The girlfriend, still inside the apartment, later said she heard gunshots. Police couldn’t substantiate that statement and no gun was found during Stilley’s arrest, he added.

However, witnesses told officers they saw Stilley with a weapon, warranting the firearms charges, Matteoni said.

Responding to reports of a foot chase, officers stopped Stilley in the 100 block of Bennett Street, he added.

“Stilley was bleeding on his right hand,” Matteoni said. “He had a significant laceration on his right hand.”

Officers patted down Stilley, which revealed ammunition for a 9 mm handgun. An ambulance then took Stilley to the hospital before he was booked into jail, Matteoni said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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