RIDGECREST, Calif. (KERO) — Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man after an alleged assault with a sword Sept. 18th in Ridgecrest.
According to KCSO, deputies received a report of an assault at Inyokern Airport. They discovered Gino Rivera, 35, had assaulted a person with a sword and thrown a rock through a window and hit another person, according to KCSO.
Rivera brandished the sword at deputies who fired non-lethal projectile rounds that were ineffective, the sheriff's office said. After a chase, Rivera was tased and then arrested, according to KCSO.
The victims were taken to a hospital to treat their injuries.
Rivera was booked into the Central Receiving Facility on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon, brandishing a weapon with the intent to resist or prevent an arrest, vandalism, and obstruct/delay a peace officer in the discharge of their duties.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident (2021-00121704) should call KCSO at 661-861-3110.