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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Dodson at large for alleged spousal abuse and attempted murder

  • Michael Shane Dodson, 35, is being sought for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife and stabbing another person, then fleeing the scene.
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  • Michael Shane Dodson, 35, is being sought for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife and stabbing another person, then fleeing  the scene. He is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and spousal abuse. The Ridgecrest Police Department is asking the public's assistance with any information that will lead to the capture of this dangerous criminal.
    According to a press release from the RPD issued on Monday, Oct. 7, officers responded to the 500 block of Indian Wells Lane on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at about noon, regarding a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. During the investigation it was found the suspect,  Dodson, had assaulted his former wife and was confronted by her friends. During the confrontation, Dodson stabbed one of these subjects several times. The victim was transported to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Dodson is described as a white male adult, approximately 5' 10" and 205 lbs., blond hair and blue eyes.
    Dodson fled the scene in a black 1999 Chevrolet pick-up with California License Plate No. 5Z44503 and is currently at large. If you have any information regarding the location of Dodson, please contact the Ridgecrest Police Department at (760) 499-5100.
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