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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Taft's Most Wanted suspect found in attic after anonymous tip

  • Woman accused of lying to deputies seeking fugitive in Ford City home
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  • An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a Taft's Most Wanted Suspect and a woman accused of trying to conceal his presence from officers Saturday in Ford City.
    Kern County Sheriff's dispatchers received the tip Saturday from someone who saw Horton's photo in Taft's Most Wanted, which runs in the weekend edition of the Taft Midway Driller, and told the dispatchers he was hiding in a home at 500 Jackson Street, Sgt. Martin Downs said.
    Horton was wanted on warrants charging him with six crimes, including vehicle theft, burglary and resisting arrest.
    Deputies went to the Ford city home and a woman later identified as MacLane Cramer, 23, answered the door.
    She at first told deputies that Horton was not at the address, Downs said. The deputies searched the home because it was subject to search relating to a person on probation, and later found Horton, 24, hiding in the attic.
    Deputies searched further, and located methamphetamine in Cramer's room.
    She was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and being an accessory to a crime.
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