Sheriff’s detectives have arrested an inmate who escaped from the Main Jail, and two accomplices who assisted him following the escape. On Sunday, March 27, 2022 at approximately 7:00 p.m., 23-year-old Joshua Camarillo-Sanchez from Santa Maria, escaped from the Santa Barbara County Main Jail. Camarillo-Sanchez was arrested by Santa Maria Police on January 9, 2021 and was being held on $1,370,000 bail for charges including domestic violence (felony), assault with a deadly weapon (felony), threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (felony), and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury (felony).
The Main Jail was placed on lockdown while patrol deputies, and a Sheriff’s K9 unit responded to the area to search for Camarillo-Sanchez. The Sheriff’s Office used social media accounts to alert the public and share Camarillo-Sanchez’s booking photo along with a request that witnesses call 911 if they saw him. Sheriff’s detectives were assigned and worked with Custody staff to quickly identify a probable accomplice in Camarillo-Sanchez’s escape, 24-year-old Angelli Mariah Roman from Santa Maria. Detectives learned that Camarillo-Sanchez planned his escape with Roman, who waited near the Main Jail in a getaway vehicle.
On Monday, March 28, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., detectives tracked Roman to the Santa Maria area where she was arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Orchard Street for outstanding warrants, as well as charges for conspiracy (felony), accessory (felony), and aiding in the escape of a prisoner (felony). Detectives also arrested a passenger in Roman’s vehicle, 24-year-old Janelle Dantane Hodges from Santa Maria for being an accessory (felony). Both subjects were booked at the Main Jail. Roman is being held on $15,000 bail and Hodges was release without bail pursuant to the local court’s extension of Emergency Rule 4.
Detectives then tracked Camarillo-Sanchez to a motel in the 1000-block of Olive Street in San Luis Obispo. Detectives authored a search warrant for Camarillo-Sanchez that was served at approximately 10:33 p.m. at the motel, where he was arrested without further incident. Camarillo-Sanchez was booked at the Main Jail for his original charges, with new charges added including escape from jail (felony), conspiracy (felony) and violation of a court order (misdemeanor). He is being held on $1,390,000 bail.