Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Lake Isabella
Erskine Road as it approaches Lake Isabella Boulevard
LAKE ISABELLA — A man who allegedly assaulted another man and threatened to kill him and his girlfriend was arrested in Lake Isabella on Friday.
Robert Lee Posney, 47, was booked into the Kern County Jail for attempt murder, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, threatening with intent to terrorize, dissuading a witness, being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and brandishing a firearm.
His bail has been set at $720,000.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began on October 8, at around 9:45 a.m. when deputies responded to a call of an assault at a residence in the 5600 block of Shoffstall Road in Weldon.
Deputies said that when they arrived, they were met by two victims who said Posney, who was armed with a handgun, had forced his way into their home, attempted to shoot at them, then assaulted the male victim with brass knuckles and threatened that he would kill both victims if they contacted law enforcement.
Posney, who was later discovered to be the female victim’s ex-boyfriend then fled the scene.
After an initial search by deputies produced no results, a search warrant was issued for Posney, who was arrested in the area of Lake Isabella Boulevard and Erskine Road on October 9.
In November of 2009 Posney, along with Justin Lee Green, was arrested for possession and transportation of controlled substances by Kern County area CHP, after his car was seen driving erratically. Posney was also charged with driving on a suspended license.