Victim suffered 3-inch cut. Suspect charged with assault with a deadly weapon

A Taft man is in jail facing an assault with a deadly weapons charge after he hit another man with a glass coffee pot Sunday night, inflicting a large cut on the victim's hip.

Kern County Sheriff's Sgt. Marc Haiungs said the suspect, Nickolous Blevins, 34, and the victim, a 30-year-old man whose name was not released, had been involved in an argument inside Blevins' residence on the 400 block of B Street.

The victim went there in connection with threats Blevins allegedly made to a relative of the victim, Haiungs said.

After an argument turned into a physical confrontation, Blevins took the glass coffee pot and hit the victim with it.

He suffered a three-inch laceration.

Deputies were called to the scene initially, Blevins refused to come out of the residence, Haiungs said, but later was arrested “with little resistance.”

Blevins was transported and booked into the central receiving facility in Bakersfield for assault with a deadly weapon and for preventing/dissuading a witness/victim by threat.

The victim declined transport to a hospital for treatment.