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Fifth suspect in B.C. football player's stabbing now in BPD custody

Isaiah Starns was arrested in Pa. in February
Posted at 3:58 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 18:58:27-04

BAKERSFIELD — More than three months after a Bakersfield College football player died following an attack at a party in Southwest Bakersfield, all five of the suspects in his murder are now in custody in Kern County.

Isaiah Starns, 19, was taken into Bakersfield Police custody on Friday, May 17, charged in the murder of Aaran Porter. Starns was arrested in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania back in February, but tried to fight his extradition to Kern County.

In all, five suspects were arrested after Porter's death. The former West High School star athlete was stabbed at a party on District Boulevard on Feb. 2. Porter died 12 days later.

Starns is expected to be arraigned May 21 on three felony charges. He was arrested on three felony charges, including attempted murder, but that is expected to be upgraded to first-degree murder when he's arraigned.

Also arrested in Porter's murder are 34-year-old Marcus Harris, 24-year-old Jeremiah Langston, as well as 21-year-olds Armani Bonner and Donnie Nolen.

Bonner was arrested in Las Vegas on Feb. 21 and was quickly transported to Bakersfield. Harris was arrested by BPD, and Langston was already in custody of the Kern County Sheriff's Office on an unrelated when an arrest warrant was sworn out for him.

Nolen was apprehended in San Bernardino County at the end of February and was brought to Bakersfield soon after.