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California Attorney General to investigate Zack Scrivner

By Patricia Farris News Review Publisher–

As of this date, no charges have been filed in connection with the allegations that Kern County Supervisor Zach Scrivner sexually assaulted one of his children, but there have been several recent developments.

However, last week, the California Attorney General agreed to review investigative reports about the case to determine whether or not to file criminal charges.

Scrivner is the nephew of Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer. On April 25, Kern County Sheriff Donnie Youngblood said the District Attorney would not be involved due to a conflict of interest.

He also suggested the State Attorney General of Tulare County, which has previously handled Kern County prosecutions, could investigate.

The Kern County Sheriff handled the scene on April 23, although it was in the city of Tehachapi.

Scrivner’s attorney, H.A. Sala, has strenuously denied any wrongdoing by his client in comments to Bakersfield media.

Recently, Scrivner’s estranged wife, Christina, was granted sole custody of the couple’s four children when a Kern County judge approved a temporary restraining order last week.

The Scrivner’s have been separated since November.

In March, Christina Scrivner filed for divorce. They have been married for 18 years.

The order requires Zach Scrivner to stay 100 yards away from Christina Scrivner and their four children.  It also allows her to record telephone calls from her estranged husband without his permission.

Christina Scrivner requested child support and that he will be required to attend an intervention program for batterers. The Scrivner children were staying with Zach Scrivner on April 23rd when the events that triggered the criminal investigation occurred.

The Kern County deputies were sent to the Scrivner home after Zimmer called Youngblood about 11 pm that night and said she feared for her nephew because he was having “some type of psychotic episode and was armed with a gun,” Youngblood said.

Deputies arrived and found Scrivner suffering from two stab wounds in his upper torso allegedly inflicted by one of his sons, who believed his father had sexually assaulted another child, Youngblood said. When deputies arrived, the four children and Scrivner’s parents were all in the home.

Sala said, “Scrivner was stabbed by his son, who was trying to disarm him and prevent a suicide.”

Scrivner was taken to Kern Medical for treatment, and his whereabouts since then have not been disclosed.

Detectives were called to the scene and obtained a search warrant. They removed electronics, a small amount of what Youngblood called “psychedelic mushrooms,” and about 30 guns.