Manhunt in eastern Kern: Searchers discover evidence believed connected to suspect

Law enforcement officers from several agencies are involved in the continued manhunt in the Jawbone Canyon area. These officers were at the South Fork Elementary School at the command post on Tuesday.

The man who opened fire on deputies Saturday evening and is believed responsible for a murder last week has continued to elude law enforcement in its ongoing search in a remote area of eastern Kern County.

Personnel from several agencies are continuing to search a 5-square-mile area for the man. Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said Tuesday about 100 officers are searching an area about 25 miles from Weldon.

He said searchers have found evidence they believe is connected to the suspect. He did not reveal what that evidence was on Tuesday. 

The suspect is



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