The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who allegedly threatened to kill another man and hit him in the face with a hatchet Friday in Cambria as 32-year-old Kellen Christopher Trimble.
About 1:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault in a transient camp near Cambria Drive, where the victim received a minor laceration and refused medical treatment at the scene, a news release said.
Trimble reportedly fled the scene and a search was conducted by sheriff’s deputies, K-9s, state park rangers, California Highway Patrol officers and a CHP plane, but they were not able to locate the suspect.
Trimble is known to law enforcement, and the weapon used in the assault as been recovered, officials said.
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“At this time, there is no threat to the public,” the release said.
Anyone who sees Trimble is encouraged to contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office at 805-781-4550.