press release - 08101701


Nicholas McCloud




Felicia Rae Hendricks, 23


Felicia Rae Hendricks, 23



Ruben Najera, 23


Ruben Najera, 23



Katrina Mahia, 32


Katrina Mahia, 32



Casandra Limon, 21


Casandra Limon, 21



Michael Feckestoudt, 41


Michael Feckestoudt, 41

Nipomo Resident Arrested Following Pursuit


UPDATED 08/24/2017


Wanted Subject From Pursuit Arrested in Santa Maria


At approximately 7:00 a.m., on August 23, 2017, members assigned to the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) located and arrested a known wanted subject, 31-year-old Nicholas McCloud of Guadalupe, in the City of Santa Maria. McCloud is currently on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for resisting an officer with force/violence.


On August 10, 2017, McCloud fled from CRT, leading them on a pursuit through Santa Barbara County and into San Luis Obispo County.  McCloud evaded law enforcement following the termination of the pursuit.  Since then, CRT conducted an extensive investigation to determine his whereabouts.   


CRT identified a hotel on the 200 block of Nicholson Ave. where McCloud was possibly residing.   Upon contact with McCloud, he engaged in a brief struggle with deputies, but was taken into custody a short time later.  


During the apprehension of McCloud, two other female subjects were contacted at the location. They are identified as 32-year-old Katrina Mahia and 21-year-old Casandra Limon, both of Santa Maria. Limon was arrested for violating the terms and conditions of her active parole. Mahia was arrested for being an alleged accessory to a felon. 


During the ensuing investigation, CRT learned of the possible location of another known wanted PRCS offender, 41-year-old Michael Feckestoudt. CRT members located Feckestoudt in the 700 block of S. Western Avenue in the City of Santa Maria. Feckestoudt was contacted and apprehended a short time later without incident. 


All four of the subjects were transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail.



Santa Maria- August 10th, 2017


At approximately 2:58 p.m. on August 10, 2017, members assigned to the Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team (CRT) observed a known wanted subject, Nicholas McCloud, as the passenger in a vehicle in the 100 block of E. Donovan Road in the City of Santa Maria.  McCloud is currently on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for 69 PC – Resist officer with force/violence.  A traffic stop was attempted on the vehicle and the female driver rapidly accelerated in order to flee from deputies. CRT units initiated a vehicle pursuit and the suspect vehicle was described as a white 1994 Lincoln Continental, occupied by a female driver and male passenger.  The suspect vehicle entered HWY 101 northbound at a high rate of speed. CRT units requested the assistance of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff and Fire Air Support Unit, and Copter 2 responded to assist with the pursuit.


CRT units pursued the suspect vehicle, which continued northbound on HWY 101 and they continued to pursue the vehicle as it entered into San Luis Obispo County. Sheriff’s units requested the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Santa Maria Police Department and the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office.


The suspect vehicle continued to flee and at approximately 3:08 pm, CRT units lost visual of the suspect vehicle and terminated the pursuit.  Sheriff’s Dispatch broadcasted a Be On The Lookout to allied agencies.


At approximately 3:21 pm, CHP units located the suspect vehicle in San Luis Obispo County and initiated a pursuit.  The suspect vehicle was still occupied by the male and female suspects.  The vehicle entered HWY 101 southbound and continued to flee.  The suspect vehicle exited HWY 101 southbound at the Broadway exit in the City of Santa Maria. CHP terminated the pursuit and notified the Santa Maria Police Department. Responding units lost sight of the vehicle and multiple units started setting up a perimeter in the area.


At approximately 3:39 pm, Santa Maria Police officers observed a male and female in the 1300 block of Western in Santa Maria City, matching the description of the two suspects. The suspect vehicle was also located in an alley in the 1100 block of W. Donovan. The female was positively identified as the driver, Felicia Rae Hendricks, 23 years old from Nipomo. The male, identified as Ruben Anthony Najera, 23 years old from Santa Maria, was determined to not be involved in the pursuit; however, he had two $25,000 arrest warrants, so he was also arrested.


Investigation revealed that Hendricks and McCloud, after fleeing on foot from the pursuit vehicle, forcibly entered an occupied residence in order to continue their escape.  Hendricks and McCloud were identified by the residents as the suspects who unlawfully entered their house.  Hendricks was arrested for 2800.2 VC – Felony evading in a vehicle, 32 PC – Accessory, and 459 PC – Residential burglary. 


The Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public to locate wanted subject Nicholas McCloud.  If you see him, do not attempt to contact him, immediately call 911.


The Sheriff’s Office values the public’s participation in keeping our community safe. There are several ways that citizens can report crimes anonymously. In-progress emergencies should be reported by calling 911, and non-emergency tips can be called in to the Santa Barbara County Emergency Dispatch Center at (805) 683-2724 or on our website at


The Compliance Response Team is a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County Probation Department.



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