Chalfant boy calls 911 when man breaks into house

A nine-year-old Chalfant boy called 911 to alert law enforcement that a man had broken into his home and was threatening his mother, according to Mono County Sheriff’s officials.

The man, Bryce Williams, 29, Bishop, was reported to be carrying a knife and was arrested on March 1 when he fled the scene in a vehicle, leading law enforcement on a high speed chase to Bishop, where Williams was eventually found hiding in an apartment complex building.

Another child, an infant, was also apparently in the house at the time. Both children and an adult woman escaped before any harm could come to them.

The incident occurred on March 1 at approximately 7:00 a.m., sheriffs department officials said. The sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call from a nine-year old child stating someone had broken into his house in Chalfant through the bedroom window and was causing harm to his mother. The suspect was reported to be armed with a knife.

Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies along with California Highway Patrol Officers were dispatched to the scene. CHP arrived at the residence first and determined that two of the occupants of the house, a woman and the boy, had escaped and were safe in a neighbor’s house. A neighbor was at the residence at the time, helping get another infant child out of the house safely. 

The suspect, Bryce Williams, 29, Bishop, fled the scene in a blue Ford Focus. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies then spotted Williams vehicle driving at a high rate of speed southbound on S.R. 6 headed toward Bishop.

Mono County Sheriff units along with additional CHP units and Inyo County Sheriff units pursued Williams as he entered Bishop. Williams exited his vehicle at an apartment complex in Bishop and was ultimately found hiding in one of the apartments.

Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mr. Williams without incident. Williams was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital for medical clearance and then transported to the Inyo County Jail in Independence for miscellaneous charges.

Some of the charges pending against Williams in Mono County will include inflicting corporal injury, burglary, false imprisonment, and child cruelty.