BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Deputies arrested a suspect for attempted homicide and aggravated mayham, after a nearly three month investigation.
On April 19, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Gang Suppression Section began an investigation regarding an altercation that occurred in the 200 block of Warren Ave in Oildale.
Deputies spoke with Johnny Garza at Kern Medical Center as he was being treated for multiple stab wounds.
As a result of his injuries, Garza’s right arm was amputated.
After investigating, deputies found that 41-year-old, Salvador Padilla, is the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
On July 23, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office G
ang Suppression Section developed information which led them to the 3300 block of Mesa Drive in Bakersfield. With help from Sheriff’s K-9 deputies, Air Support and Metropolitan Patrol, Padilla was arrested and taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.
Padilla was booked on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon and is currently being held on $1,525,000 bail.