Bodfish Man Arrested for Attacking Another Man with Hammer
BODFISH — A 60-year-old convicted felon was arrested on Sunday after attacking another man with a hammer in the small mountain town of Bodfish in the Kern River Valley.
Michael James Parker, was booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility on $97,500 bail, for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of ammunition by persons prohibited to own or possess a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia , possession of narcotics and transportation and sales of a controlled substance.
The incident leading to Parkers arrest, began at around 5 p.m. on April 25, when Kern County Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to a call of vandalism occurring in the 4200 block of Huth Street in Lake Isabella.
“When deputies arrived, they located 50-year-old Jimmy Woods, who appeared to be the victim of an assault,” Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt said. “Wood told deputies that he had been struck two times in the head with a hammer by Parker.”
Deputies immediately began to search for Parker, who was found inside his vehicle in the 2000 block of Old Canal Road in nearby Bodfish.
“During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, ammunition was located,” Pruitt said.
That evidence prompted deputies to search Parker’s residence, also located in the 2000 block of Old Canal Road.
After obtaining a search warrant, several different calibers of ammunition were located at the home, as well as a .32 caliber revolver, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.
Woods was transported and treated at a local hospital.
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