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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday January 9th, 2015 :: 02:05 p.m. PST


Attempt Murder Suspect Juan Soria Hernandez Arrested #sheriffvc

Nature of Incident: Attempt Murder Suspect Juan Soria Hernandez Arrested
Report Number: 15-281
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Date & Time: 1/8/15 @ 9:00 p.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(S) Soria Hernandez, Juan Manuel Moorpark 31
(V) Female Moorpark 29

Sheriff’s Major Crimes investigators received information that suspect Juan Soria turned himself in to local law enforcement authorities near Bakersfield, California, last evening. Soria was arrested by law enforcement officers on a warrant for the attempt murder of his wife. He was transferred to Ventura County where he was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.

Detectives have been searching for Soria since the attempt murder investigation began on January 5th. Soria was in Bakersfield when he contacted the Bakersfield Police Department and asked to be taken into custody.

Soria was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility early this morning for attempt murder, arson causing great bodily injury, aggravated mayhem, torture, and child endangerment. His bail is set at $1,000,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment at Ventura County Superior Court on January 12th at 9:00 a.m.

The victim (suspect’s wife), is in critical condition and being treated at an area hospital. Their children were not injured at the original incident and are being cared for at a safe location.

Anyone with information about this case can contact Detective Peterson at (805) 383-4474.

Prepared by: Captain Don Aguilar
News Release Date: January 9, 2015
Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Don Aguilar
(805) 797-7349
[email protected]
Approved by: Captain Chris Dunn

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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