Man accused of attempted murder in Ridgecrest

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A man was arrested in Ridgecrest Thursday night for allegedly trying to stab someone to death.

The department shared this photo of the suspect, Michael Anthony Pinkney, 36.

On Thursday around 5:35, officers responded to a reported stabbing on S. Holly Canyon Drive. They found a victim in front of a home on the 400 block suffering from a wound on his side.

Police arrested Pinkney just down the street.

The victim was taken to a Lancaster hospital, was treated and released. Pinkney was booked in Bakersfield for attempted murder and is being held on $525,000 bail.

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