Local briefs from Friday's paper.
Invasion suspect remains at large
A Marysville man who allegedly participated in an armed home invasion remained at large Thursday, Marysville police said.
Edward Cory Simpson Jr., 38, was one of three men who allegedly entered a house on East 19th Street late Tuesday during a domestic abuse. Benson Powell, 48, of Linda and Dennis Bradford, 47, of Marysville, were arrested but Simpson escaped despite an air and ground search.
A man identifying himself as Simpson called the Appeal-Democrat about noon Thursday, saying he was at the Colusa Casino and wanted to give his version of Tuesday's incident to a reporter. The man said he would call back but did not.
Officers went to the casino but did not find him, said Marysville police Sgt. Mark Cummings.
Police warned that Simpson is possibly armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Marysville Police Department at (530) 749-3900 or their local law enforcement agency.
YC man nabbed for alleged meth
A Yuba City man was arrested Thursday in Butte County after methamphetamine was found in his car during a traffic stop, the Sheriff's Department reported.
A sheriff's deputy pulled over a car near Palermo driven by Josh Matthews, 27, police said.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies said they found a black bag containing a crystalline substance believed to be meth, later weighed at 10.9 grams.
Matthews was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and booked into Butte County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000.
Yuba spelling bee set for Tuesday
Top Yuba County school spellers will get their chance to advance to state competition at the annual county spelling bee at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Marysville Joint Unified School District board room, 1919 B St.
Individual winners from separate district competitions within Yuba County will compete at the event. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students compete in the same division.
The top two finishers will advance to the state championship on May 19 at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.
Sutter County held its spelling bee on Wednesday, with Chris Gramm of Meridian and Jared Seamons of West Walton School advancing to the state event. Gramm clinched the title by spelling "guava" and "chinchilla" correctly.