San Luis Obispo County home invasion robbery suspect arrested

March 18, 2021

Johnny Jesse Roman Jr.

The man accused of assaulting an elderly woman during a home invasion in rural San Luis Obispo last month was arrested in Virginia Beach earlier today.

On the morning of Feb. 13, Johnny Jesse Roman Jr., 38, allegedly invaded a home on the 1700 block of O’Conner Way and restrained the home owner. Roman allegedly stole cash from the victim before fleeing in the her gold 2006 Chevy Silverado.

Responders transported the victim to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

SLO County Sheriff’s detectives determined Roman was staying at a residence in Virginia Beach, and asked area law enforcement to arrest him.

Roman is currently in custody in Virginia, pending extradition back to California to face charges of robbery, false imprisonment, elder abuse and vehicle theft.


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Rambunctious

I would like to see the reporters of stories like this go a bit further and find the criminal history of these felons to see if they were repeat offenders and if they were released early form their sentence…we the people need to know if early release is placing us in danger…that seems to me to be what news reporting should be all about….informing the people of a clear and present danger…not hiding one….


womanwhohasbeenthere

I agree completely. What many people don’t realize is, a suspect may plead no contest or guilty to a lesser crime in exchange for a shorter sentence. When he comes up for review, he is seen as only guilty of the lesser offense and may get early release – letting out very dangerous felons who don’t look so bad on paper.


I realize that loading up charges is SOP for many district attorneys in the hope of plea bargaining or making a few stick – but the unintended consequences can be dangerous to the general public.


Meanwhile kudos to law enforcement for finding this guy! And I hope the victim is recovering.


FoxtrotYankee

see the reporters of stories like this go a bit further and find the criminal history of these felons to see if they were repeat offenders and if they were released early form their sentence


It would be interesting to see records for sure. This guy “Johnny Roman Jr” through a public records search, I see at least a couple of records:



  • 10/3/2019: 243(E)(1) – Battery On Spouse / Cohabitant / Former Spouse

  • 1/29/2019: 14601.2(A) – Drive W/License Suspended For Drunk Driving

  • 1/29/2019: 22349(A) – Speeding: Greater Than 65 MPH