On April 16, Michael Mcardle was assaulted in the 4800 block of Mayfair Court in Lamont and suffered a severe injury.

Mcardle is hospitalized in a coma.

Tyler Cockren has been identified as the suspect responsible for the assault. A warrant for his arrest was issued May 19.

Cockren, 18, is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was known to frequent the Fairfax Road and Oildale area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 861-3110 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411); type "KCSO" before the message.

- Kern County Sheriff's Department