Photo: Cameron Writt
May 2, 2020 – Santa Barbara County, Ca.
Reports of increased levels of domestic violence as a result of the national COVID-19 lockdown appear to have surfaced on the local level with arrest of 31-year-old Lompoc resident Cameron Writt.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Raquel Zick, a 911 Emergency call on the morning of April 29th brought Lompoc Police Department patrol units and SBSD deputies to a residence on Brookside Drive where they encountered “a woman who had visible bruises.” The victim reported that she had “been in an argument” with her husband and that he had told her “he wanted to be injured or killed.” She also indicated that he had access to a registered handgun.
The cops then cops issued a shelter-in-place order to the surrounding neighborhood. When they attempted to make verbal contact with Writt but could not get him to respond, a Lompoc Police Department Armored Response Vehicle was brought to the scene.
A 45-minute period of negotiation with Writt ensued, after which Writt “eventually complied” and surrendered to the police. He was then transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was booked on a felony charge of domestic violence.
Photo: Courtesy Lompoc Police Department