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Susanville Man Arrested After Brandishing Imitation Firearm During Altercation

Monday, January 7th, 2019

A Susanville man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly pushed an elderly woman to the ground and threatened to kill a witness with an imitation firearm during an altercation in the Sierra Shopping Center.

According to details released today by Susanville Chief of Police Kevin Jones, officers responded at around 11:30a.m., for a fight involving a man with a gun at the Sierra Wash and Dry in the downtown shopping center.

When officers arrived, the suspect, whom people identified as having a gun, was inside the AT&T store and according to police, he was carrying a concealed pistol.

An investigation found that the man, 22-year old Susanville resident Anthony Ausmus, had gotten into a verbal altercation with a person at the Wash and Dry.

“When Ausmus was leaving, he pushed an elderly woman to the ground, prompting the witness to confront Ausmus,” explained Chief Jones.

“During this encounter, Ausmus pulled a firearm from inside his clothing and threatened to kill the witness. Ausmus eventually left the scene.”

Officers confirmed the firearm was a B.B. pistol and Ausmus was arrested and booked into the Lassen County Jail for Elder abuse, Battery and brandishing an imitation firearm.

The elderly woman suffered minor injuries in the altercation.

Chief Jones thanked community members who pointed out Ausmus to officers, saying that their help was appreciated.

Anthony Ausmus in an ADF booking photo provided by the Susanville Police Department


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28 Responses to Susanville Man Arrested After Brandishing Imitation Firearm During Altercation

  1. Tarin Jones

    Tarin Jones

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Anthony,
    I should of taken u w me… I didn’t want this road for you… To the Ones , he did wrong, I’m sorry…Your no longer homeless , now.. you did wrong .. but I know you wouldn’t if done this if you had better Behaverial Health , structure in patient / maintenance.. and on medications.. And supervision, weekly from a Agency in is kind…
    Was this your way in get help?? This is not you..
    This is not him….
    I apologise for his a Actions, Elder Abuse , a to The victim, I’m so sorry, .,..
    I know him.. I just don’t know what to say…..Elder Abuse Matters…
    Mental Health Matters

    .

  2. Roberta Dixon

    Roberta Dixon

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    This is the guy who spit on my husband going into Safeway.

  3. Kendall Chittock-Whitworth

    Kendall Chittock-Whitworth

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    There was a reason I was creeped out.

  4. Tress Elisha

    Tress Elisha

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I think the Police should do a whole sweep on every tweeker in this town!!!It would be a much better place;then again half the town would be gone🤣🤣And stores wouldn’t have employees and so on..smh. 😏Just say no to drugs EVERYONE…What a sad life to live✔️🤷🏻‍♀️

  5. Shelli Jane Robinson

    Shelli Jane Robinson

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    What a dirt bag

  6. Jennifer Pilkington

    Jennifer Pilkington

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Lucky he’s alive!!

  7. Matthew Paul Vorlicky

    Matthew Paul Vorlicky

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Kiefer Baublit

  8. Tiffany Fincher

    Tiffany Fincher

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Samantha McElrath Jon Fincher Kayla Leslie

  9. Holly Tilton Oswald

    Holly Tilton Oswald

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:28 am

    What an idiot😂

  10. Megan Dowdy

    Megan Dowdy

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Jeremy Rice

  11. Abby Fletcher

    Abby Fletcher

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Kerston Fletcher is this the man that spit on you?

  12. Sharon Schuster

    Sharon Schuster

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Good job OFFICERS!

  13. Karlee Beaver

    Karlee Beaver

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:57 am

    What a POS

  14. Brittany Brunger

    Brittany Brunger

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Ashley Tourville

  15. Amy Stone Shepherd

    Amy Stone Shepherd

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Kendall Chittock-Whitworth

  16. Aaron Crowther

    Aaron Crowther

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Russell Weaver

  17. Jackie Jones Forsythe

    Jackie Jones Forsythe

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Isn’t this the guy that stole the toys for tots donations?

    • Jonathan Herring

      Jonathan Herring

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:49 am

      It kind of looks like him, but I’m pretty sure the name is different.

    • Jackie Jones Forsythe

      Jackie Jones Forsythe

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:49 am

      I thought it was the same name. Idk I could be wrong.

    • Rozzilynn Gail

      Rozzilynn Gail

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:52 am

      yes it’s the same guy

    • Mandie Jaso

      Mandie Jaso

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Jackie Jones Forsythe that’s what I was thinking too. I saw another post with him trying to pass counterfeit bills also

    • Carolyn Ingram-Mont

      Carolyn Ingram-Mont

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Jackie Jones Forsythe that’s him

    • Frankie Luallen

      Frankie Luallen

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      I said the same thing that it was the same guy who stole from toys for tots

    • Eric Hall

      Eric Hall

      Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      Yes it’s the same guy. I was working the night he stole it.

  18. Jonathan Herring

    Jonathan Herring

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:46 am

    This piece of trash is lucky a witness with a real firearm didn’t shoot him. If he assaulted an elderly woman, and then pointed a firearm at someone, a bystander would have been justified in shooting him.

  19. Kathleen Hankins

    Kathleen Hankins

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Wow..big man pushing a woman around..he’s lucky she didn’t have a real gun

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