July 29, 2021 – Santa Barbara County, Ca.
Late night arguments with family members are never a good thing and often make for a long, sleepless night.
That appears to be the case leading to the midnight arrest on July 28th of Isla Vista resident 36- year-old Jered Harwin. According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Raquel Zick, pursuant to a 911 Emergency call for service at 11:30 p.m., deputies showed up at Harwin’s home “to check the welfare of a possible domestic violence
Once on the scene, uniformed deputies learned that Harwin was inside the home and in the company of “the possible victim.” Having some prior contact experience with Harwin, deputies “recalled that his is known to own and possess firearms.” Obviously taking every possible precaution given that knowledge, deputies made verbal contact with Harwin and suggested that he step outside “so that he could be contacted safely.”
Harwin refused to accede to the deputies’ suggestion, whereupon “additional resources” were summoned to the scene. Upon the arrival of a tactical Special Enforcement Team and a Sheriff’s K9 unit, Harwin apparently understood the folly of his refusal to comply and “eventually surrendered, walking outside on his own.” At that point, he was taken into custody.
Once contact with the reported victim was made, it was determined that she had suffered “significant injuries” and was promptly transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where “she is expected to recover.”
Harwin was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was booked on multiple domestic violence and felony assault charges. A bail enhancement was requested “due to the seriousness of the charges,” and Harwin remains in custody with no bail.