press release - 05061602

Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Suspect With Machete


Santa Barbara - May 6th, 2016


At approximately 1:08 p.m. yesterday, May 5, 2016, a Sheriff’s deputy driving down Las Positas Road was flagged down by two women who reported seeing a guy waving a machete.  The Sheriff’s deputy quickly located the suspect at the corner of Modoc Road and Las Positas Road.  The deputy observed the suspect holding the machete in the air and yelling in an agitated state. 


The Sheriff’s deputy arrested 34-year-old James Horton from Fresno at gunpoint.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Horton was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on a charge of exhibiting a deadly weapon. 


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