Ridgecrest man slain
Ridgecrest police officers found Ridgecrest resident Melvin O. Allen, 47, lying on the ground in front of a residence in the 400 block of West Felspar Avenue on July 25 at 3:20 a.m. He had been stabbed.
Allen was taken to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for treatment. A suspect was arrested, but was later released.
Allen died at RRH an hour later. According to a press release from the Kern County Coroner, the death was listed as a homicide.
The District Attorney’s office in Bakersfield has decided not to file charges at this time
The matter is still under investigation by the Ridgecrest Police Department.Story First Published: 2012-08-01