KERN COUNTY — A suspect wanted for the April 29 death of a Lake Isabella man was found and arrested in Oxnard on Wednesday. Raymond Tenorio, 31, was booked into the Kern County Jail for first degree murder. He is being held without bail.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Tenorio assaulted 48-year-old Kirk Haag on Friday, April 24, at their shared home in the 1700 block of Curran Avenue in Lake Isabella. But by the time deputies arrived, Tenorio had already fled the area, and Haag was suffering from major injuries.
Haag was taken to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, where he died five days later from his injuries.
Investigators with Sheriff’s department were able to determine that Tenario had possibly fled to Ventura County, and working with the Oxnard Police Department, he was apprehended on April 29, at around 7 p.m. without incident.
Tenorio was arrested on May 23 of last year while residing at the Curran Avenue home, and charged with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, possession of narcotics, and probation violations. Since that time he has reported a home address of the Community Action building in Oxnard, a service organization to support low income and homeless people in Ventura County. He was arrested in December for possession of narcotics by the Oxnard Police.
Earlier records show an equally violent past. While living in the Ventura area, in September of 2009 he was arrested for robbery and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. In November of that year was charged with assault and elder or dependent adult abuse. And in September of 2013 he was charged with possession of narcotics, exhibiting a firearm, and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. Details of those incidents were not available.