Man held hostage and assaulted in California Valley
November 12, 2011
Two men allegedly held a man hostage for several days while they assaulted him with a hammer and stabbed him with a fork at the victim’s home on the 13000 block of Camarillo Road in California Valley, according to a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s department press release.
The victim escaped and called 911 shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday.
CalFire paramedics treated him at the scene before having him transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Officials are not releasing the name of the victim or the extent of his injuries at this time.
One of the alleged suspects, Philip Clyde Williams, 44, was captured at 2 a.m. on Saturday when he attempted to return to the crime scene. Deputies booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail with no bail because of an outstanding warrant from Fresno.
Officials are continuing their investigation and have not yet charged Williams with crimes related to the alleged kidnapping and assault.
Law enforcement personnel are searching for the second suspect, Daniel Andrew Zeller, 42, who deputies suspect fled to Taft.
He has a long history of arrests for drugs, resisting arrest and destroying evidence. On Jan. 6, a Kern County criminal bench warrant was issued for Zeller on several charges including resisting arrest, according to the Bakersfield Californian which lists Zeller’s occupation as a home caregiver.
“Zeller is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 215 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes,” the Californian said.