Released: November 3, 2017 - Friday, 05:43 PM

Attempted Murder

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 11-3-17, Approximately 1:45 PMPlace of Occurrence: Transient camp off Highway 1 near Cambria Drive, Cambria Victim Information: Adult MaleSuspect Information: Kellen Christopher Trimble, 32, CambriaOn 11-3-17, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of an assault in a transient camp off Highway 1 near Cambria Drive in Cambria. Two men at a transient camp began fighting when the victim says the suspect made threats to kill him and then hit him in the face with a hatchet. The victim received a minor laceration. He refused medical treatment at the scene.
The suspect ran off and a search was conducted by Deputies, Sheriff's K9's, State Park Rangers, CHP Officers and a CHP Plane. The suspect has not been located at this time and the search has been suspended. The suspect is known to law enforcement and the weapon used in the incident has been recovered. At this time, there is no threat to the public.
The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Kellen Christopher Trimble of Cambria. If the public sees Trimble, they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.