If you see Benjamin please dial 911

This man’s name is Benjamin Peter Ashley (34 yoa). He is a homeless man who held three men at gunpoint in the Twin Oaks-area (Kern County) inside a cabin on July 28, 2015. On July 30, 2015, a retired dentist was found shot to death inside a cabin in the Weldon-area (also Kern County East of Bakersfield). During the manhunt for Benjamin, two deputies were ambushed and shot on August 1, 2015 in the same area. Kern County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that Benjamin was seen in the area of Yosemite Ave and Elm St in the City of Madera on August 11, 2015. Officers are currently reviewing surveillance videos from the nearby businesses. Benjamin is described as a black male adult with light skin and hazel eyes. He stands at 5’ 11” and weights about 180 pounds. If you see Benjamin please dial 911 or if you have any information you can call the Madera Police Department (559-675-4200) or Kern County Sheriff’s Department at (661) 861-3110 or (800) 861-3110. The sheriff’s office also established a 24-hour tip line: (661) 392-4360. SB#3372



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