TAFT — A man accused of ramming another man’s vehicle with his truck and then threatening to stab him is behind bars after being arrested last week in the small southwestern Kern County town of Taft.
David Perry, 36, was booked into the Taft City Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a weapon.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the chain of events began at about 4 p.m. on May 27, when deputies were called to the corner of Ash Street and Fillmore in south Taft by the Taft Police Department, who was detaining Perry, along with a pocket knife they said they discovered on the ground in the area.
After a brief investigation, deputies were able to identify Perry as the driver of a pickup truck that rammed the rear end of another pickup truck driven by a 25-year old Bakersfield resident in the area of 10th Street in south Taft.
The victim said he pulled to the side of the road and called 911, as Perry fled the area, only to return to threaten the victim a short time later with a knife.
Deputies said the victim ran away in fear of being stabbed, before Taft Police arrived and detained Perry.
Further investigation by deputies revealed a cracked bumper on the rear of the victim’s car and a dent on the front bumper of Perry’s pickup.
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