PORTERVILLE, Calif. - On April 9, Porterville Police Officers were called to the 1400 block of North Cottage Street for a report of an unconscious subject bleeding from head wounds.
Officers say they found an apparent assault victim lying at the scene with life threatening trauma and a deep cut to his head. The victim was rushed to Sierra View District Hospital by ambulance.
Porterville Police Detectives along with Tulare County Sheriff's Detectives identified Kurt Sanchez as a possible suspect. Detectives say Sanchez was also identified as the primary suspect of a robbery which occurred at the Big Five Sporting Goods store in Porterville on April 2.
Detectives say Sanchez was on CDC parole and arrest warrants had been issued for him on unrelated charges.
On April 10 around 12:31 p.m. detectives from the Special Investigations Unit located Sanchez along the Tule River below E Street.
Detectives say Sanchez assaulted a detective while trying to escape but was later apprehended after being pursued on foot.
Detectives say Sanchez was booked for attempted murder, robbery, assault on a peace officer and warrant charges which included a violation of probation and a parole hold. He has been housed at the Tulare County Jail.
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