4-year-old boy violently taken from home

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — As a Kern County Sheriff's Office gang unit deputy was patrolling the streets of east Bakersfield, he noticed eight to 10 men in a peace disturbance in the front yard of a home on the 700 block of Irene Street.

"Some of the subjects were armed with a bat, another was armed with a firearm," said Kern County Sheriff's Lt. Adam Plugge.

The men ran away, but one was caught by the deputy, and three others were later arrested. Residents living in that home were assaulted.

A woman identified as Trinidad Duran lives at the home along with her children. Duran, her boyfriend and another woman were at the home when the assault took place.

One witness who was in the home told Eyewitness News that several men entered and began beating Duran's boyfriend. The woman said she tried to intervene but wound up getting struck by a bat.

Then, someone took Duran's 4-year-old son away. Deputies were able to follow leads and were able to recover the preschooler at a residence on Cornell and Columbus streets.

Plugge said it was the boy's father who took the boy from the home. The child was not harmed and later returned to his mother.

Those arrested are 20-year-old Rodela Guerrero, 24-year-old Abraham Rodriguez and 27-year-old Alexander Rodriguez. A juvenile was also taken into custody.

All are facing charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, conspiracy, robbery, obstructing a peace officer, possession of a loaded firearm and participation in a criminal street gang.

The father of the boy was not located and is being sought.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the sheriff's office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at 322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Type in the keyword "KCSO" prior to the message.