As described in an earlier media release earlier today, on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m., the Tehachapi Police Department received reports from two female high school students about two separate incidents that apparently involved the same man.
The suspect was described at that time as a Black, Male, 20’s to
30’s, possibly lighter skinned, possible moustache, brown pullover hoodie or sweater, grey or light blue shirt, baggie faded blue jeans.
At about 2:28 p.m. today, a Tehachapi police officer, responding to a report from a witness, located a man matching the above description near Curry St and Welch St. After further investigation the man was arrested and booked on charges related to the two incidents from this morning.
Arrestee: Earnest Colquit Wallace IV, 31, Tehachapi.
Charges: 243.4(A) PC – Sexual Battery, 647.6 PC – Annoying a Child Under the Age of 18.