SLO County identifies Creston murder victim

April 7, 2022


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office identified the man shot and killed Thursday morning in rural Santa Margarita as 42-year-old Jack Dean Everhart of Creston.

On Wednesday morning, 42-year-old Cruz Gomez Jr. allegedly shot Everhart. Shortly after deputies arrived at a property on the 9000 block of Goldie Lane, Everhart died from his wounds.

Gomez later went to a home on the 1100 block of Alamo Creek where he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times. The victim is being treated at a local hospital.

Paso Robles police officers booked Gomez into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. He is currently charged with one count of murder.