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KCSO: Man arrested after robbing Murray Family Farms, assaulting employee

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 18:58:14-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Murray Family Farms employee was assaulted with a large stick during an attempted robbery Friday morning, the Kern County Sheriff's Office said.

At 11:20am, KCSO responded to a report of a robbery at the business on the 6700 block of General Beale Road.

When they arrived, deputies say they found 25-year-old Juan Moreno armed with pruning shears.

Moreno didn’t respond to deputies' commands, so deputies used less-lethal force to take him into custody, KCSO said.

Moreno is being treated at a hospital as a precaution, and then will be booked into the Central Receiving Facility.

Moreno will face charges including robbery, resisting arrest, and assault with a deadly weapon, KCSO said.

The employee declined medical attention, officials said.