Based on the witness statements and evidence located at the scene, an arrest hold was placed on John Cole Smith (40) for assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang as he was determined to be the primary aggressor.
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A bail enhancement was granted for Smith who remains hospitalized in stable condition.
A second suspect, Michael Blackwood (55), was interviewed and subsequently booked into the Kern County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.