This maroon Chevy Blazer was used in the alleged robbery at knife point on Arroyo Trail on August 7. It was found abandoned in Lebec.
By Gary Meyer
All four of the suspects wanted in connection with an August 7 armed robbery in Frazier Park are now in custody.
Kern County Sheriff’s deputies responded at 8:15 p.m. on August 7 to a call from a man who said he was robbed at knifepoint in the 3600 block of Arroyo Trail in Frazier Park by two men and one woman.
The robbers were reported to have taken the man in a maroon-colored SUV to Don’s Liquor Market and used the ATM there to withdraw money from the victim’s bank account, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Brown.
The two male suspects were arrested for first and second degree felony robbery in concert with others. Timothy Gray, 33 of Bakersfield and Chris Houstachenko, 28—who also lived on Arroyo Trail in Frazier Park—were both arrested on August 19 in Maricopa.
Prior to that, Houstachenko had a busy summer. He was arrested June 23 on Monterey Trail in Frazier Park for public intoxication when a deputy responded to a call about a peace disturbance. Then on July 18 a deputy responded to the 3600 block of Arroyo Trail to investigate a peace disturbance and Houstachenko was again arrested for public intoxication.
Tara Hunt, 29 of Bakersfield was arrested on August 29 by a sheriff’s deputy in the area of Pershing and East California in Bakersfield.
Michelle Pulley, 30 of Lebec turned herself in at the Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield on Friday, Aug. 16.
Hunt and Pulley have also been charged with first and second degree robbery in concert with others, according to court records. All four are scheduled for preliminary hearings at the Taft courthouse September 27.
This is part of the September 23, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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