DATE OF EVENT: November 17, 2019
TYPE OF EVENT:
PC 664/187 – Attempted Murder
PC 245(a)(1) – Assault w/ Deadly Weapon
PC 460(a) – Burglary
PC 3056 – Parole Hold
LOCATION: 1100 block of S. McCall St. – City of Ridgecrest
SUSPECT: Thomas Taylor Pitt (29 YOA)
On 11/17/19, at approximately 4:45 PM, Ridgecrest Police Department officers were dispatched to the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital regarding a stabbing victim being treated. Upon arrival, officers contacted a male victim suffering from several stab wounds on various areas of his body. The victim received immediate medical aid from ER personnel and is in stable condition at the time of this press release.
Ridgecrest Police Department Officers and Detectives worked diligently and identified a suspect in this case. Through their investigation, parolee Thomas Taylor Pitt (29 YOA) was identified as the primary suspect.
On 11/18/19, at about 2:00 AM, Detectives and Officers from the Ridgecrest Police Department located Pitt at a residence in the 900 block of W. Oregon Ave. He was arrested without incident for the listed charges and later booked into the Central Receiving Facility (CRF) in Bakersfield, CA.
If you have any information pertaining to this case, please contact RPD Detective Mixon at 760-499-5100.
JED MCLAUGHLIN, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sgt. R. Marrone – Investigations Sergeant