Man runs from arrest, deputies thwart escape

Auburn resident booked on burglary, controlled substance charges
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
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Despite trying to run from deputies, an Auburn man remains behind bars on several charges including burglary. Alfred Malloy Childress, Jr., 39, of Auburn, was in custody at Placer County Jail as of Wednesday after he was arrested Aug. 6 for allegedly stealing electronics from the Best Buy located on the 2700 block of Bell Road in Auburn. As a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy was interviewing storeowners in the area about earlier thefts, he received a call that Childress was inside the Radio Shack store near Best Buy, according to a Placer Sheriff’s Office report. As the deputy drove up to the area, he reported seeing a man matching Childress’s description in the parking lot. The deputy wrote in a report that as soon as Childress saw the patrol car, he began to run. As the deputy yelled out Childress’s name several times, Childress allegedly began reaching into his waistband throwing items as he ran. The deputy was able to catch Childress after a short foot chase, according to the report. As the deputy was searching Childress, he reported finding a black wallet with a silver shield type badge inside. Childress also had a blue tooth wireless device that matched the description of one stolen from Best Buy, the report stated. Sheriff’s investigators also recovered some of the items Childress allegedly threw while he was running. Those items included a magnetic key used to unlock high-priced items in retail stores, a cell phone and a small baggie of presumptive positive methamphetamine. The report stated that Childress was out on bail for four pending felony burglary charges out of Roseville. Deputies also arrested Ruth Ann Emmons at about the same time and same place, according to a connected Placer Sheriff’s report. The 32-year-old Grass Valley resident allegedly was a passenger in the vehicle that Childress fled from when he saw a Placer Sheriff’s patrol car. Emmons reportedly gave deputies a fictitious name. When they searched the vehicle, they found a hypodermic needle in a backpack Emmons said belonged to her. Emmons was arrested on misdemeanor charges of false representation of identity to a peace officer and possession or control of a hypodermic needle. Childress was booked into Placer County Jail Aug. 6 and remains in custody on $50,000 bail. His charges, among others, include: - Burglary - Obstructing or resisting an executive officer - Possession of a controlled substance - Receiving stolen property Jenifer Gee can be reached at