Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Barbara County Jail’




Woman gets year in jail for accessory to murder, faces deportation

The wife of the man accused of killing a 43-year-old Santa Maria resident outside a bar in Orcutt received a one-year jail sentence for accessory to murder. Mayra Perez, 29, pleaded no contest in June to being an accessory to... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria jail to close due to budget cuts

As part of major budget cuts, Santa Barbara County is closing the Santa Maria jail.  [KCOY] The move will force law enforcement officers in Northern Santa Barbara County to transport suspects down to Santa Barbara every time they make an... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man kills himself in jail

A 38-year-old Santa Maria man allegedly killed himself Sunday, just 53 days before he was slated to be released from the Santa Barbara County Jail, according to county officials. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., correctional deputies found Hector Higareda unresponsive inside his... (Continue reading)

Man dies minutes after being booked in Santa Barbara County Jail

A 56-year-old Santa Barbara man died about 40 minutes after arriving at the county jail. Police had just arrested the man for being under the influence of drugs. At approximately 12:30 a.m., Santa Barbara police officers responding to a domestic... (Continue reading)

Suicidal inmate sends three deputies to the hospital

An inmate at the Santa Barbara County Jail injured three deputies Sunday evening who were attempting to keep the prisoner from committing suicide, according to a sheriff’s department press release. At approximately 10:30 p.m., two deputies responded to the inmate... (Continue reading)

Animal abuser released to immigration agents

A man who abused his girlfriend’s puppy so severely it had to be euthanized was released Friday from the Santa Barbara County Jail into the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). On May 14, 2014, Santa... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies on Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara County Jail

An inmate died Thursday morning after collapsing in Santa Barbara County Jail. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 49-year-old inmate appeared to have died of natural causes. At about 9:30 a.m., Johnny DeWitt collapsed and became unresponsive.... (Continue reading)

Inmate erroneously released from jail

Santa Barbara County Jail officials mistakenly released an inmate from custody on Friday. The sheriff’s office is asking the public for help in locating 24-year-old Eduardo Guzman Gonzalez. The former inmate was released from jail due to procedural errors. In... (Continue reading)

Couple arrested for allegedly assaulting children with sticks

Lompoc police arrested a man and his girlfriend for allegedly assaulting three children with a wooden stick last month. [KCOY] Ramon Garcia Jr., 28, and Veronica Sanchez, 30, were allegedly hitting two boys and one girl with a stick near... (Continue reading)