Madera County’s elite Special Investigation Unit (SIU), a multi-agency Gang Task Force, captured one of Madera County’s most wanted fugitives in Chowchilla on Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Agents apprehended Maderan Billy Childers, 32, shortly before 2 p.m. at a home on Avenue 20 near Road 15 1/2. The homeowner, 37-year old Ricky Seaver, was also taken into custody, wanted for a probation violation.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Childers, who is wanted for a robbery and assault with a firearm, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart.
Childers had barricaded himself in the home with an illegal assault rifle after the detention of Seaver, but after eight minutes was taken into custody without further incident, Stuart said. He was brought to county jail and his bail set at $225,000...