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Attempted carjacker arrested after KCSO search

Luis Bautista, Wanted, August 27, 2021
Posted at 5:03 PM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 14:56:04-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATED: According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Luis Bautista was located on August 29th in the 1900 block of Highway 58 in Mojave and arrested without incident.


The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Luis Bautista.

Bautista is wanted for waving a firearm at deputies and leading them on a pursuit, in the Kern Valley area, on Friday. Bautista later attempted to carjack a woman with an unidentified accomplice. In the process, the woman was shot with an unknown caliber handgun.

Bautista should be considered armed and dangerous. KCSO said if you see him, do not approach him.

Anyone with information on Bautista’s current whereabouts are asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (661) 322-4040.

Luis Bautista wanted August 27, 2021
Luis Bautista wanted August 27, 2021