Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County District Attorney’




Shooting of Santa Maria suspect deemed justified

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office ruled an officer involved shooting last year in Santa Maria was justified. [KCOY] On Aug. 12, 2013, Santa Maria police shot and killed a man who led them on a high-speed chase through... (Continue reading)

Crowd of suspects face murder charges

So many suspects are facing charges in the murder of Santa Maria’s Anthony Iberra that they had to be crowded into a larger venue at Juvenile Court during proceedings Thursday. (Santa Maria Times) Iberra, 28, was killed March 18, reportedly... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputies charged with assault

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney filed assault charges against two deputies who work in the jail for allegedly beating an inmate. On June 17, deputies Robert Kirsch, 30, and Christopher Johnson, 28, allegedly assaulted Charles Alonzo Owens, an inmate... (Continue reading)

Woman arrested for swindling fire victims

Santa Barbara County District Attorney investigators arrested a woman accused of swindling victims of the Jesusita and Tea Fires on Tuesday. Penny Art Estes, 63, allegedly took money upfront from 13 victims of the fires, but then failed to follow... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria murder suspects allegedly tortured their victim

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office said Wednesday that a group of alleged killers tortured their victim which would open the door for a death penalty prosecution. [KCOY] Three men and a woman are in jail on murder charges... (Continue reading)

DA finds no crimes in shooting of Santa Maria officer

Following the disciplining of nine Santa Maria police officers for their roles in the shooting death of officer Alberto Covarrubias, Jr., Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Tuesday that her office found no evidence of criminal action by... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara DA says sexual predator should live in SLO

A sexual predator twice convicted of rape could become San Luis Obispo’s newest transient if the Santa Barbara District Attorney completes a “Hail Mary.” [Noozhawk] The California Third District Court of Appeal will hear arguments Wednesday on the proper parole... (Continue reading)

Slain officer’s family files lawsuit

The family of the Santa Maria police officer shot while on duty has filed a suit against the city and the officer who shot Alberto Covarrubias Jr. [KCOY] When two officers attempted to arrest officer Alberto Covarrubias in January for... (Continue reading)