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Suspect in Taft manhunt arrested

Taft Manhunt
Posted at 7:05 AM, Nov 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-14 14:13:56-05

UPDATE: According to a press release from the Taft Police Department, the suspect, Edwina Fowler, was arrested. Fowler surrendered to officers from the California Highway Patrol and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office following a high-speed pursuit over county lines.


A manhunt out of Taft took place on Sunday afternoon, November 13th. The suspect in the pursuit and standoff with police is still at-large.

The chase and standoff involved the Taft Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The scene of the incident was near the intersection of Ash Street and Harrison Street. The standoff then lead to a pursuit toward San Luis Obispo County, where the California Highway Patrol became involved.

Details are very limited at this time. The story will continue to update as more information becomes available.