Bakersfield PD assistant police chief arrested on felony domestic violence charge


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Assistant Police Chief Evan Demestihas was arrested Wednesday on a felony domestic violence charge, according to police.

Demestihas is alleged to have assaulted a woman at the VIP Lounge on California Avenue. Officers were called to the bar shortly after midnight and spoke to the alleged victim.

Demestihas will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation’s outcome.

Police Chief Lyle Martin said, “We take all domestic violence cases very seriously. The Bakersfield Police Department will conduct a thorough and complete investigation into this matter. No one is above the law.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Peter Beagley at 326-3514 or the BPD at 327-7111.

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