BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to an attempted carjacking at a Fastrip on Mt. Vernon Avenue and Niles Street. When deputies arrived, they learned that a man attempted to force a woman out of her vehicle at knife point in the parking lot.
According to deputies, during the incident, the suspect used the knife to puncture the tires of the woman's vehicle.
After the suspect left the Fastrip, he assaulted a man near Mt. Vernon Avenue and Pacific Street by attacking the man from behind and stabbing him multiple times about the head and neck.
With assistance of the Kern High District Police, the suspect was located and arrested and the male victim was transported to Kern Medical for his non-life threatening injuries. The female victim was not injured.
The suspect was identified as 40-year-old Paul Pearson. Deputies booked Pearson into the Central Receiving Facility for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted carjacking and brandishing a weapon.