Photo: Byron Willis
The Bakersfield Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape –
“ORIGINAL RELEASE-December 3, 2019
The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in identifying a suspect wanted for an attempted rape. The incident occurred on December 3, 2019, at about 11:20 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 5400 block of Ming Avenue. The victim was confronted by the suspect in a vacant apartment where he attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight off the suspect and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect is described as a:
Black Male, 25-30, dark complexion, 5’4”-5’6”, 150-160 lbs, slim build, wearing a black hooded zippered sweatshirt, dark gray socks, unknown color shorts, with a foul odor, possible transient.
PREVIOUS RELEASE-December 4, 2019
The suspect in this incident has been identified as Byron Willis. Willis is described as a:
Black male, 25 years, 5’9”, 203 pounds, black hair, brown eyes
Willis is wanted for attempt rape and false imprisonment. If anyone has any information regarding Willis’ whereabouts, please contact the Bakersfield Police Department.
Byron Willis was located by officers on December 4, 2019, at about 7:15 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Real Road. Willis was taken into custody without incident and was later booked into Kern County jail for attempt rape and false imprisonment. We would like to express our appreciation for the community’s assistance in identifying and locating Willis.”