Crimes took place 10 minutes apart, KCSO says
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing and an armed robbery that took place in Lost Hills Tuesday morning, and investigators say they are looking for the same suspect in both crimes.
At approximately 7:18 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies from the Buttonwillow substation responded to Lost Hills to a reported assault with a deadly weapon behind businesses northwest of Highway 46 and Interstate 5.
Deputies arrived and located a victim of a stabbing. The victim was airlifted to a local area hospital for treatment.
That was just the start.
Just 10 minutes later, deputies were dispatched to a second call in Lost Hills, this one was a robbery in the 21000 block of Highway 46. The suspect was armed with a knife and had already fled the scene. No injuries were reported.
During the investigation, deputies learned the suspect in the stabbing and robbery were one in the same. The suspect was identified as 46-year-old Jaime Valdez, described by the KCSO as a Hispanic male, standing 6-0 and weighing 230 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Deputies obtained two felony warrants for Valdez’ arrest.
Valdez’ whereabouts are currently unknown, but the KCSO said he frequents in the Wasco and Lost Hills area. Valdez should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.