Man wanted in connection to stabbing death of former BC student-athlete booked in Kern

Anthony English, Murder Suspect
Posted at 8:50 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 11:50:41-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A man arrested in Pennsylvania back in May is finally back in Kern County facing charges of murder in connection to the 2019 stabbing death of a former West High School and Bakersfield College student-athlete.

Anthony English, the man police say was involved in the 2019 stabbing of Aaran Porter, was extradited from Cranberry, Pennsylvania and booked into Kern County Jail Wednesday.

According to BPD, on Feb. 2, 2019, police responded to reports of a stabbing in the 7400 block of District Boulevard in Southwest Bakersfield. BPD said Porter, 18 at the time, was involved in a "large fight" in the parking lot and stabbed. Porter would later die from his injuries.

In May, police were informed of English's whereabouts in Cranberry and informed the Cranberry Police Department who arrested English.

English was booked Wednesday on felony murder and gang-related charges. He is set to go before a judge on Friday at 2 p.m.

Several other men have been arrested in connection to Porter's death.

Detectives also arrested 24-year-old Jeremiah Langston, 21-year-old Donnie Nolen, 21-year-old Armani Bonner, 19-year-old Isaiah Starns, and 34-year-old Marcus Harris in connection to the fight.

In November, the Kern County District Attorney's Office announced three of the men accepted a plea deal.

Nolen pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter with a gang enhancement for 16 years in prison, according to the DA's Office. Armani Bonner pleaded no contest to assault resulting in great bodily injury with a gang enhancement for 10 years. Isaiah Starns pleaded no contest to the same charges as Bonner and was sentenced to a six-year prison.