News Story


Investigators Arrest Attempt Murder Suspect
1/9/2015 2:01:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Attempt Murder Suspect Juan Soria Hernandez Arrested

Report Number:



Bakersfield, CA

Date & Time:

1/8/15 @ 9:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(S) Soria Hernandez, Juan Manuel

(V) Female







Sheriff's Major Crimes investigators received information that suspect Juan Soria turned himself in to local law enforcement authorities near Bakersfield, California, last evening.  Soria was arrested by law enforcement officers on a warrant for the attempt murder of his wife.  He was transferred to Ventura County where he was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.


Detectives have been searching for Soria since the attempt murder investigation began on January 5th.  Soria was in Bakersfield when he contacted the Bakersfield Police Department and asked to be taken into custody. 


Soria was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility early this morning for attempt murder, arson causing great bodily injury, aggravated mayhem, torture, and child endangerment.  His bail is set at $1,000,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment at Ventura County Superior Court on January 12th at 9:00 a.m.


The victim (suspect's wife), is in critical condition and being treated at an area hospital.  Their  children were not injured at the original incident and are being cared for at a safe location.


Anyone with information about this case can contact Detective Peterson at (805) 383-4474.


Prepared by:

Captain Don Aguilar


News Release Date:

January 9, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar

(805) 797-7349


Approved by:

Captain Chris Dunn



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).