Shotgun-Wielding Squatter Wanted After Taking Three Captive

***UPDATED***  The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who held three people at gunpoint for about 90 minutes in a cabin 15 miles southeast of Twin Oaks.

Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said the group arrived at the residence at around 7 p.m. Tuesday and found the man inside.

“The victim owned the property – they knew he didn’t belong there and wasn’t supposed to be inside the cabin,” he said. “At that point, the suspect brandished a shotgun.”

Pruitt says the man drove away from the home on an ATV owned by one of the victims, and all three captives were eventually able to flee on foot. The vehicle and stolen guns were found northwest of the cabin Wednesday morning.

**UPDATE** The Sheriff’s office is looking for a white 2011 Dodge dually pickup that was stolen in the Twin Oaks area. It isn’t known if the stolen truck is associated to the kidnapping. The truck is missing both front hubcaps and has a California license #22009B1. If you see the truck call local police immediately.

– Anthony Pollreisz/Key Budge