Photo: Maximino Gutierrez
On March 3, 2020, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to the 500 block of South Conner in Porterville; a fight had left one person with a large cut on the back of their head. Further investigation revealed the fight had started over a woman and concluded when the suspect used a large stick to strike the victim on the head. The victim was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.
On August 26th, detectives identified and located the suspect, 51-year old Maximino Gutierrez of Porterville. He was arrested and booked at the South County Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon and, unrelated to this case, two misdemeanor warrants.
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jose Melendez or Sergeant Larry Camacho at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office via at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.
Photo from Tulare County Sheriff’s Office