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Escaped Inmate and Accomplices Arrested

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.

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