Warrant sweep nets fugitive wanted for attempted murder

By Brad Smith

United Reporting Crime Beat Reporter

SACRAMENTO — A July 30 warrant sweep ran by the Sacramento Police Department and other allied agencies resulted in the arrest of an attempted murder suspect.

A warrant for Cassell Meadors, 19, was issued following a July 25 shooting at Point Natomas Apartments. According to previous media reports, Meadors and two other young men, Joshua Nickerson and Matthew Jones, both 18, allegedly had an altercation with a 25-year-old man, who was visiting his girlfriend who lived at Point Natomas.

At some point, media reports said, the victim was shot in the head and Meadors and the other suspects fled the scene.

The victim survived the gunshot wound.

Detective Jeff Beezly, of the Sacramento Police Department, reported that his agency, along with other law enforcement agencies in the area, conducted a “routine warrant sweep.”

Beezly said the Citrus Heights and Galt police departments aided the officers with the Wednesday warrant sweeps, as well as the Sacramento Sheriff’s Deptartment, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the County of Sacramento Probation Deptartment.

Three other arrests were made, Beezly said. “They were misdemeanor warrants.”

Sacramento County Jail records stated that Meadors was booked at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday. No bail has been set and his court appearance is set for Aug. 20.

Law enforcement officials are still looking for Nickerson and Jones.



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