Photo: Alfred Chavests (l) and Nicholas Paul Buevara
April 21, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
It took Ventura County Sheriff’s Department detectives a full month to find those responsible for the life-threatening violence at a Fillmore, Ca. residence on March 20th , but on April 20 th , they finally closed in on those believed to be responsible for a deadly
It all started with what VCSD spokesman Sgt. William Hollowell described as “a family disturbance” 911 Emergency call that brought cops to the scene. Responding deputies found a lacerated victim whom they promptly transported to a local area hospital for treatment. The alleged perpetrators were nowhere to be seen, but witness reports identified 40-year-old Fillmore resident Alfred Chaveste and 20-hear-old Bakersfield resident Nicholas Paul Guevara, “a known Fillmore gang member and convicted felon.”
With their suspects thusly identified, detectives went about the task of locating the two men. On April 6th , Chaveste was located near his home in Fillmore. At the time of their contact with him, detectives “collected additional evidence” of his involvement in the
stabbing attack, and took him in to custody. He was transported to Ventura County Jail and booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and criminal conspiracy, with his bail set at $30,000.
It took detectives another two weeks to locate Guevara and to serve a search warrant upon him and his Bakersfield residence. During their search of the residence, a loaded 9mm handgun and “additional evidence” was located, all of which was seized at the scene pursuant to Guevara’s status as a felon prohibited from possessing either a firearm or ammunition. He was then transported to Ventura County Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and criminal conspiracy, with his bail set at $30,000.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking