Arrest for attempted murder, robbery in Pearsonville

– Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office:

On Sunday, July 21st at approximately 10:20 PM, Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted regarding an armed robbery and stabbing that occurred at the Pearsonville Shell gas station.


Due to flooding that was affecting Highway 395 near Dunmovin, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Kern County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol.

Prior to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies responding on scene, the victim was transported to the Ridgecrest hospital, and then flown to Bakersfield for emergency treatment.

The victim, who was an employee of the Shell station, was severely attacked; injuries included facial lacerations, punctured lung, and broken rib. The victim was able to give a partial description of the subject on Sunday evening.

The description, coupled with the image that Sheriff’s Investigators were able to retrieve from surveillance video, were enough information for a “be-on-the-look-out” to be issued to local and allied agencies.

On Tuesday, July 23rd at approximately 4:00 PM, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a potential carjacking and stabbing in the Kennedy Meadows area.

At the request of Tulare County S.O., Inyo County responded (due to mudslide activity that was affecting roadways on the Tulare side). Deputies on scene were able to determine that the general description of the subject matched the description of the subject from the recent stabbing in Pearsonville.

The suspect was apprehended at the scene without incident. The suspect was identified as Johnny Pulido-Gonzalez, 24 years old from Los Angeles.

On Wednesday July 24th, Investigators from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office drove to Visalia to interview the Pulido-Gonzalez, where he admitted he was the suspect in the armed robbery and attempted murder in Pearsonville. Currently Pulido-Gonzalez is being held in Tulare County on attempted murder charges.

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office will be requesting a warrant from the Inyo County District Attorney for separate charges of armed robbery and attempted murder.

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21 Responses to Arrest for attempted murder, robbery in Pearsonville

  1. Mark August 1, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    So I guess we can’t even ask if he is an illegal alien? But we should if we’re going to have immigration reform. Making a decission on immigration reform without knowing if these people are adding to our crime stats wouldn’t be wise.

  2. ferdinand lopez July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    oh,by the way big al,it wasnt an anglo,i guess alotta things could just have easily been,but it wasnt,and it wasnt an anglo,who pulled a gun on a jogger and crashed in crowley,but i guess it could have been

  3. ferdinand lopez July 31, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    probably your fine neighbors,deja

  4. ferdinand lopez July 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    what a scumbag

  5. Dingo July 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    3 words: Right To Carry

    • Sean July 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

      I think you still can carry a weapon in your house or place of work legally (ie if you are a clerk at a remote gas station with no cops in the area). Read California Penal Code sections 12025 and 12031 if you want to know more about what you can and can’t do in regards to packing heat.

      And if you see someone hanging around businesses acting strange don’t be afraid to call the cops and report it. If your sixth sense is trying to tell you something or if the hair stands up on the back of your neck get to safety and call the cops even if you aren’t completely sure what you are observing. Let the cops come figure out if the guy is just lost or if he is about to commit a crime. Better safe than sorry.

      • Mark July 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

        I’d rather be judged by twelve then carried by six

        I’m always packing

    • Desert Tortoise July 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      Angling for a justifiable reason to kill someone are we? People walking around in public armed is for tribal regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia or Yemen. Civilized and educated people don’t walk around armed, living by the law of the jungle.

      • Wayne Deja July 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

        Desert Tortoise….problem with your reasoning is fine for the people that obey the laws of the land…but not how it is with the others that choose not to. In Oregon,back in 1995, I was robbed at gunpoint at the job I was working at late at night,and two days later I applied for a permit to carry,and received it…making things a whole lot safer for me working that late night shift.If we lived in the perfect World,no need to be armed at a job,or in the wilderness out in the middle of nowhere….problem is,there are people out there like the guy in this story we all got to maybe be dealing with at one time or another.

      • Big Rick OBrien July 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

        D. T., I’d rather have it and NOT need it, than to need it and NOT have it. Capt. Woodrow F. Call, Texas Rangers

        • Desert Tortoise July 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

          I worked for decades in LA and San Diego, always at night and often in the worst parts of town. I couldn’t afford to live in the better parts either. I never carried a weapon and still don’t. I have been shot at, still have one of the bullets in a car of mine somewhere down in the left quarter panel, and in none of these instances could I have possibly shot back. I don’t have the slightest idea who shot my car, and the other times I could not see the shooter. I took cover and got out of danger.

          We see cops fully armed and trained ambushed. Four Seattle area cops sitting at a coffee shop shot dead by one man. Do you really think you could do better? The idea is laughable. Unless you walk around with a cocked gun at the ready, by that I mean holding the gun in front of you, anyone can get the drop on you at any time. Situational awareness and staying out of bad places if you don’t have to be there is of more value than carrying a weapon. But go ahead and stroke your macho insecurities with gun talk. If it makes you feel big have at it. You are smaller than you could possibly imagine.

          • Ken Warner July 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

            D.T. You echo my thoughts but not my experience. I just stay away from people in general. I think everybody is nuts and dangerous.

          • Guns and insecurities July 31, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

            Big Gun – Little (you-know-what)
            Whatever makes you feel bigger, right?

          • Mark July 31, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

            I would have enjoyed shooting that guy driving the mini cooper given the oppertunity.

            I highly doubt I would ever pay for a beer at any cowboy bar in the Eastern Sierra again.

          • SierraFan July 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

            True in your case but in this case the suspect would have most likely been shot and the clerk and the other carjack victim would’ve been better off.

  6. Skadi July 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Out of curiosity (since I live in Olancha and have heard a lot of conflicting info) – how was the police response hindered by the flood near Dunmovin since the stabbing happened around 10:20 pm (and I saw the lights from the cop cars on the highway around then) and the flood happened about 2 hours later (my mother in law heard the calls for both on her scanner and was woken up by the flood call and noted the time was around 12:30)?

    I understand living in a small place like this really helps the ‘telephone’ effect (like the rumor that the stabbing suspect, a local, had been in the store there every night for the previous 2 weeks acting odd, not buying anything, and walking around with his hands in his pockets) but I clearly remember that the storm itself passed over my house around 10:45 pm or so (because I turned off the lights and watched the storm – it had moved on by 11:30) and the sirens passed on the highway before then. In fact, the only person who said anything about the flood causing responder problems is a guy who is perpetually drunk. My mother in law heard nothing about it on the scanner (but did comment that she stopped hearing anything about the ambulance once it arrived – most likely because it was Kern responders that transported her to the hospital and she wasn’t listening to their frequency). It’s more likely the reason Kern responders got there quicker is because Ridgecrest is much closer to Pearsonville than where the Sheriffs from Inyo were coming (either Bishop or Lone Pine). The closest substation is in Lone Pine – which is about 53 miles, compared to about 22 miles from Ridgecrest.

  7. ferdinand lopez July 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    might be hipanic,makes my heritage look terrible

    • Big AL July 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

      Well ferdinand .. could just have easily been an anglo as well.

      • Even conservatives can change July 29, 2013 at 8:18 am #

        Well, well, well.
        An ultra-conservative blogger owning up to the absurdity of today’s racial stereotyping.
        Truly, anybody can see the light if they open their eyes and minds to the process.
        I’m proud of you, Big.

        • Mark July 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

          today’s racial stereotyping.

          it’s not that absurd.

          To bad someone up Kennedy Meadows way didn’t shoot him dead. I know most folks are packing weapons up that way.

    • Mark July 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      My favorite bartender who is also an illegal alien from Mexico said he just hopes he’s not in this country illegally because it makes us look bad. I can understand his concern.


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