Moorpark man booked for attempted murder: Set his wife on fire and fled

Sheriff’s Major Crimes investigators received information that suspect Juan Soria turned himself in to local law enforcement authorities near Bakersfield, California, last evening. Soria was arrested by law enforcement officers on a warrant for the attempted murder of his 29 year old wife. He was transferred to Ventura County where he was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility.

Detectives have been searching for Soria since the attempted murder investigation began on January 5th when he doused his wife with gasoline and set her on fire.

Soria was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Facility early this morning for attempted murder, arson causing great bodily injury, aggravated mayhem, torture, and child endangerment. His bail is set at $1,000,000 and he is scheduled for arraignment at Ventura County Superior Court on January 12th at 9:00 a.m.

The victim (suspect’s wife), is in critical condition and being treated at an area hospital. Their children were not injured at the original incident and are being cared for at a safe location.

Featured image: Juan Soria

press_release_iconVentura County Sheriff’s Office

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