One Man’s Flight from Parole Officers Leads to Multiple Arrests
Santa Barbara County – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Compliance Response Team has an apparently high rate of success when tracking down individuals suspected of violating the terms of their post-release supervision.
That batting average climbed a bit on the morning of August 23 when the CRT, working with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau tracked down 31-year-old Santa Maria resident Nicholas McCloud, whom they had been actively seeking since August 10th when McCloud managed to slip through law enforcement fingers.
According to SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, it was on that date when McCloud “fled from CRT, leading them on a pursuit” and ultimately evading arrest and making good his escape in San Luis Obispo County. Immediately thereafter, “an extensive investigation” ensued and the hunt for McCloud was on.
On the 23rd, the CRT team determined that McCloud was “possibly residing” in a Santa Maria motel. But McCloud was no more interested in being caught this time than on his prior contact with the cops, whereupon “a brief struggle ensued with deputies,” coming to a resolution with McCloud being “taken into custody a short time later.”
The apprehension of McCloud led deputies to contact two women at the hotel location and Santa Maria residents 32-year-old Katrina Mahia and 21-year-old Casandra Limon were eventually arrested on charges including parole violation and engaging in activities as an accessory to a felon.
At the same time, deputies were tipped to the whereabouts of another Santa Maria resident wanted on an active parole violation warrant, and shortly thereafter 41-year-old Michael Feckestoudt found himself joining the others on the one-way ride to Santa Barbara County Jail.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking