Escaped Inmate Wanted by Kern County Sheriff’s Office

Escaped Inmate Wanted by Kern County Sheriff’s Office

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who escaped custody Tuesday morning and is on the run.

The full release can be seen below:

On August 9, 2022, at approximately 10:45 am, a Kern County Inmate, Marcos Rosales, age 34, was transported to a medical appointment in the 2900 block of F Street. When the transportation deputy removed Rosales from the vehicle, the inmate assaulted the deputy by discharging an unidentified powdery substance into the deputy’s eyes and face. Rosales then fled on foot, and the injured deputy gave chase. During the escape, Rosales carjacked a citizen in the 1700 block of 28th Street. Rosales forced the victim out of her vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction. Deputies and Bakersfield Police Officers responded to the area and attempted to capture the Rosales, who had fled before units arrived on the scene.

Marco Rosales was in custody on charges Attempted Murder, Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling or Occupied Car, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed, and Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale.

This is an active investigation and updates will be provided as the information becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661)861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661)322-4040.