Location: 100 block of S Church Rd, Earlimart

Incident Date: 10-12-15

Case Number: 15-12821

Posted by: Media Relations

10/12/15, 1508 Hrs: Deputies were dispatched to the Earlimart Elementary School regarding an assault. Prior to arrival, Deputies were advised the suspect left the area.

Upon arrival, the victim (a school employee) was being evaluated by medical personnel. The victim was incoherent and not speaking. The victim was later transported the hospital by ambulance.

Deputies were advised of the incident and obtained the suspect description from a witness at the scene. The suspect was later located and identified by the witness. The suspect was arrested and booked for PC 243.6 at the Pre-Trial Facility.

Suspect: Charles Barnes (31) 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.