About 6:20 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the 1700 block of Poplar Avenue in Wasco for a report of a stabbing.
Marcus Cardenas, 26, was found suffering from a stab wound to his head. He was taken to a local hospital and is scheduled to be released soon.
Juan Alvarado, 20, had gotten into an argument with Cardenas and stabbed him. Alvarado left the scene before deputies arrived and has not been located.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 861-3110.