Neighbor Arrested for ADW, Threats, Vandalism

Neighbor Arrested for ADW, Threats, Vandalism
 Photo: Jacob Eddy

Santa Barbara County – If the proverb “good fences make good neighbors,” one might surmise the neighbors of New Cuyama resident 51-year-old Jacob Eddy are wishing a taller was in place late on the night of September 9th.

It was just after 10:00 p.m. that Sunday when, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, SBSD 911 Emergency Dispatch operators received a call for service indicating “shots fired” in the 4800 block of New Cuyama’s Cebrian Avenue.


4800 Cebrian Avenue

Responding officers received witness statements indicating Eddy as a trespassing suspect who entered his neighbor’s garage, “took a pool cue from the victim, broke it in half, and threw it at the victim’s leg.”

Witness reported that Eddy then made verbal threats of further mayhem. Minutes after he left the premises, witnesses heard gunshots behind the garage and saw Eddy “holding a handgun.”

With those eyewitness statements at hand, deputies then approached Eddy’s residence next door to the scene of the alleged violence and called his cell phone to ask him to step outside. There was no response.

Deputies then used their patrol unit’s loudspeaker system to suggest he exit the residence and reveal himself to avoid a forced entry by law enforcement personnel.

More than an hour later, Eddy stepped outside. Officers promptly took him into custody “without incident”…until “he became combative and made threatening statements” to the arresting officers. Once inside Eddy’s home, deputies located a loaded .22 caliber pistol and took it into evidence.

Eddy was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail. Authorities booked him for –

  • making criminal threats;
  • unlawful negligent discharge of a firearm;
  • felony assault with a deadly weapon;
  • brandishing a deadly weapon
  • and vandalism.

His bail is $50,000.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

Neighbor Arrested for ADW, Threats, Vandalism was last modified: September 12th, 2018 by admin
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