Photo: Joshua Camarillo-Sanchez
April 1, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca.
Undoubtedly not a big fan of precise planning or the long-term rigors of subterranean excavation as seen in classic prison break movies like Shawshank Redemption or The Great Escape, 23-year-old Joshua Camarillo-Sanchez apparently only had to use his boyish charms on evening of March 27 th to break out of Santa Barbara County Jail.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Raquel Zick—who would not reveal the manner in which Camarillo-Sanchez managed to walk out of the high security facility—his escape was made possible with the help of 24-year-old Santa Maria resident Angelli Mariah Roman and 24-year-old Janelle Dantane Hodges “who waited near the Main Jail in a getaway vehicle.”
A mere 30 hours following his departure from the jail premises, Camarillo-Sanchez was tracked to a San Luis Obispo motel where he was once again taken into custody. He was summarily transported back to Santa Barbara County Jail, where—in addition to his original charges of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon—he was booked on charges of escape, conspiracy, and violation of a court order, with his bail set at $1,390,000.
For her trouble, Roman and Hodges were picked up in a traffic stop on the streets of Santa Maria. They were then transported to Santa Barbara County Jail and booked on outstanding warrants as well as conspiracy, being an accessory, and aiding in the escape of a prisoner.
Roman’s bail was set at $15,000 while Hodges was released on her own recognizance.
Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking