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Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

On 07-12-16 at 09:58 AM, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of North Pomona Avenue regarding a male transient interacting with children at the park and touching them inappropriately with a plastic flower.

Pokemon Go gamers on their smartphones were in the park navigating the game app when they were made aware of KELLS by another group of gamers also playing the Pokemon Go game on their phones. Gamers and witnesses detained KELLS until officers arrived. 

Officers arrived on scene and after a preliminary investigation arrested KELLS for misdemeanor child annoyance. None of the children were physically harmed during the encounter with KELLS.

During the arrest, officers discovered that KELLS had an arrest warrant for multiple charges including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, assaulting and resisting a peace officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, and felony evading causing great bodily injury.

KELLS was transported to the Orange County Jail where he awaits extradition back to Monterey County.



Editor’s Note: Booking photo of Jacob KELLS (39)

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