Isaiah Harley

Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have booked 21 year old Isaiah Harley of San Francisco into the Fresno County Jail.

He faces a murder charge, which carries a bail amount of $1 million. The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office has filed this charge with the court, along with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon.

Around 7:30 am on June 25th, a report was made regarding an injured man in the parking lot of the EZ Trip Travel Center located at 44779 Lassen Ave. in Avenal (Fresno County). Officers and deputies with Avenal Police, the California Highway Patrol and Kings County Sheriff’s Office first arrived on scene and discovered a man with stab wounds who had died in the parking lot. He has been identified as 51 year old Jose Madeira of Hesperia, CA (San Bernardino County). The man determined to be the suspect, Isaiah Harley, remained at the fuel station and officers detained him. The stabbing is being considered a random attack.

During the investigation, detectives learned Harley may have been involved in two carjackings and a robbery prior to the murder. Harley possibly carjacked a person in Oakland on the night of June 24th. On June 25th, a man matching Harley’s description was involved in a strong armed robbery at a store in Lost Hills, located in Kern County. Later, another carjacking reportedly took place at a Chevron gas station at I-5 and Stockdale Hwy. in Bakersfield. The owner of the car suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Oakland Police and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crimes reported in their respective jurisdictions.

Anyone with additional information about Isaiah Harley is asked to please contact Sheriff’s Detective Juan Galindo at (559) 600-8215 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867,  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Isaiah Harley

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137