Wayward driver surrenders, ending Rio Linda standoff

A man who fled California Highway Patrol officers and holed up in a Rio Linda house has surrendered.

CHP spokeswoman Officer Lizz Dutton said the incident began about 2:45 p.m. when a CHP officer attempted to stop a vehicle that ran a stop sign. The occupants took off on foot and ran to the area of Fifth Street.

A Sacramento County sheriff’s K-9 unit was in the area and apprehended the passenger. The driver, however, entered a residence on Fifth Street.

Dutton said authorities initially did not know whether anyone was in the house when the suspect entered. When the suspect did not respond to requests to come out, SWAT officers were summoned. Before they arrived, however, the suspect voluntarily exited the house about 6:20 p.m. He was identified as William Barnes, believed to be in his 30s.

Dutton said three other adults were in the house with Barnes. Two were arrested on felony warrants and one on a misdemeanor citation.