Bakersfield, CA – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera,
of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals
Service Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) arrested Keyon Womack.
This fugitive was wanted by the Bakersfield Police Department for Attempted
Homicide and Gang Participation; bail amount was set at $1,500,000. Womack was
also a California Youth Authority (CYA) Parolee at Large.
On May 30, 2011, a shooting occurred in the city of Bakersfield, CA involving
rival gang members. It is alleged that Keyon Womack was the shooter in this
case. Womack reportedly shot several rounds into a moving vehicle which was
traveling southbound on Highway 99 toward California Avenue. The driver
sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen. There were two other occupants in the
vehicle, but neither one of them sustained any injuries.
On June 21, 2011, California State Parole Agents assigned to the CVJFTF
established surveillance at Keyon Womack’s sister’s apartment near Ashe Road in
Bakersfield. The agents observed that the front door was opened and decided to
contact Ms. Parks. She did not initially consent to a protective sweep of the
apartment, and was uncooperative when asked questions about fugitive’s location.
A short time later, a younger sibling entered the residence and began shouting
obscenities at the parole agents. This subject was also on active CYA parole,
and was detained for officer safety reasons. The agents contacted Bakersfield
Police for assistance; by this time a large crowd was congregating outside Ms.
After continued discussion, Ms. Parks ultimately allowed authorities to search
the residence. The officers on the scene established a parameter and gave
numerous commands for anyone inside the apartment to surrender to police. After
receiving no response from inside the apartment a decision was made to enter the
residence and conduct a room by room search. The parole agents eventually
located Womack hiding underneath a blanket in one of the bedroom closets. The
subject was taken into custody to face all outstanding charges.
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