Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 31-year-old wanted parolee after a daylong search for the suspect at an old Selma motel turned into housing for workers.
Deputies found William Adkins, 31, of Selma around 4 p.m. Thursday hiding in small building at Shorty’s Camp on Golden State Boulevard near De Wolf Avenue, the sheriff’s office said. Adkins is wanted for probation violation and now faces new charges which includes being a felon in possession of ammunition.
The sheriff’s office received a call around 7 a.m. from someone who saw Adkins at the camp, said spokesman Tony Botti. Deputies saw no one at the scene when they arrived.
A second call at 10 a.m. said Adkins had returned. Deputies responded again and saw Adkins run east into a vineyard. While running, Adkins dropped a bag with loose ammunition and a full magazine, Botti said.
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Deputies chased Adkins back to Shorty’s where members of the SWAT team were called in to form a perimeter and search the property. During the course of clearing the buildings, deputies found Adkins.