OILDALE, Calif. -
Deputies arrested a suspect after he reportedly entered a home in Oildale and beat a victim with a hammer Sunday morning.
On Nov. 25, at 2:10 a.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of a man beating people with a hammer in a house on Lincoln Ave. in Oildale.
Deputies said they arrived and found the suspect, 20-year-old Bobby Joe Smith III, being held down by the victims at the house.
Officials said that residents reported that Smith came inside their home wearing a mask and gloves and demanded their computers and other electronics and brandished a hammer at them.
Family members said they were then attacked by Smith who hit a male victim several times with the hammer. Another family member subdued and disarmed Smith by hitting him in the head with a baseball bat. Family members then held Smith down until the Deputies arrived moments later.
Smith was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and burglary.
Officials said Smith was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
A male victim at the house was treated for bruises and cuts to his back, abdomen and legs from the hammer attack.
Officials are investigating this incident as a home invasion robbery.