UPDATE: BPD arrests man who escaped from patrol vehicle on Oct. 19

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UPDATE: According to the Bakersfield Police Department, Charles Wilson was located in a stolen vehicle and arrested. According to Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson gave a false name. When he was booked into the Central Receiving Facility, he was fingerprinted, revealing his true name.  Wilson is currently in-custody pending his next court hearing.


UPDATE: The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as 27-year-old Charles Wilson. The department has still not been able to locate and arrest the suspect.

The department said Wilson is white, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information on his location is urged to call KCSO at 661-861-3110.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who escaped a patrol vehicle near Oswell Street and Edison Highway Monday night.

KSCO said deputies responded to a man attempting to steal a vehicle around 9:45 Monday night. Deputies apprehended the suspect and put him in handcuffs before placing him in the back of a patrol vehicle. KSCO said the suspect kicked out the door and escaped on foot shortly after.

According to KCSO, air units and K-9 units are on their way to the scene to conduct a search of the area. KCSO said the suspect is described as an adult male in his 20s. The suspect was wearing a black shirt with blue sweatpant shorts when he escaped.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call KCSO at 861-3110.

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