Woman wanted for multiple warrants

Taft Police identified the woman arrested after a standoff in Ford City Sunday as Edwina Fowler, 43, who was wanted on several warrants and weapons charges.

Fowler was holding a .22-caliber rifle and arrested at the end of a tense one-hour standoff with Taft Police and Kern County Sheriff's deputies in the side yard of a house on the 200 block of Van Buren Street.

Taft Police Sgt Corey Beilby said officers were searching for Fowler and had information she was living in the area.

When the spotted her, she was in the yard and went to the side yard where the standoff took place.

After an hour, she put the gun down and surrendered.

Fowler had been sought on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, auto theft, spousal battery, petty theft, possession of weapons by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a felon.

She was also booked on open charges from the incident for possession of a weapon by a felon and resisting arrest.

Her bail is set at $195,000.