Update: Trey King recaptured in Placer County

Trey King

By Larry Judkins

Glenn County Observer

Trey King, who escaped from the Tehama County Jail early Friday morning, was recaptured late Sunday afternoon in Placer County.

At about 5:30 p.m., an off-duty Butte County Sheriff’s sergeant spotted King walking on Highway 65, just north of Lincoln, southeast of Yuba City.

King was reportedly walking away from a vehicle, attempting to hitch a ride. He did not offer any resistance and is now back in the Tehama County Jail.

At the time of his escape, King’s charges included assault with a deadly weapon (a vehicle) with great bodily injury likely (a felony), evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for safety (a felony), possession of known stolen property (a felony), driving with a license suspended for driving while under the influence (a misdemeanor), carjacking, and resisting or obstructing an executive officer (a felony). He was also originally charged with attempted murder and violation of parole, but those charges were dismissed.

King now faces an additional charge alleging escaping from jail (a felony).

William Keys

It was alleged that after escaping, King received help from Bethany Gaylord and William Keys. Gaylord is not listed among the Tehama County Jail inmates, but Keys is.

Keys, 41, is charged with allegedly being an accessory to a crime, and violation of probation (both felonies). His bail is set at $15,000.