BAKERSFIELD, CA - Kern County Sheriff's deputies say 33-year-old Lucas Webby is under arrest and facing attempted murder charges. They won't say who the victim is or the relationship to Webby, only that the person was beat with a baseball bat and strangled over a two day period.
Webby is facing ten felony charges, including attempted murder, torture, and the sale of drugs.
Neighbors told 17 News Webby kept to himself. They also say they're glad he's behind bars.
17 News went to Webby's home in the 400 block of Poplar Avenue in northeast Bakersfield and found the front door was smashed and a broken window.
Webby has a criminal history dating back to 2006.
In 2008, he was convicted of domestic battery. Victims' advocates say the best thing you can do to prevent domestic violence is look for warning signs and don't be afraid to ask questions
"Don't ignore the obvious. Ask the difficult questions," said Louis Gill, CEO of The Alliance Against Violence and Sexual Assault. "Ask someone if they are safe. They may just surprise you and say they need help."
If you are suffering from domestic abuse, there is help 24 hours a day by calling 661-327-1091.
Webby is being held on more than a half million dollars bail.
He's scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.