A Santa Maria man who escaped from the Santa Barbara County Jail on Sunday was apprehended Monday night by detectives in San Luis Obispo and two other people, including an accomplice, were arrested in an attempt to recapture him.

Joshua Camarillo-Sanchez, 23, was arrested by sheriff’s detectives in the 1000 block of Olive Street around 10:30 p.m., according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Raquel Zick.

Zick said Camarillo-Sanchez initially escaped from the main jail at 4436 Calle Real in Santa Barbara at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, with the help of Angelli Mariah Roman, 24, of Santa Maria, who was waiting in a car leak nearby. .

Camarillo-Sanchez was returned to the main jail on charges of prison escape and conspiracy, two felonies; and violation of a court order. His bond was $1.39 million, according to Zick.

Records show Camarillo-Sanchez was originally jailed at the Santa Barbara County Jail on Jan. 9 on suspicion of domestic violence charges.

After Sunday’s escape, the main jail was placed under lockdown while patrol deputies and the sheriff’s K-9 unit responded to the area to search for Camarillo-Sanchez, according to Zick.

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Sheriff officials used social media accounts to alert the public and share Camarillo-Sanchez’s information as well as a request for witnesses to call 911 if they saw him.

Through their cooperation with custodial staff in locating Camarillo-Sanchez, sheriff’s detectives learned that Camarillo-Sanchez had planned his escape with Roman, who was waiting near the main jail in a getaway vehicle, according to Zick.

Detectives then tracked Roman to Santa Maria and arrested her at 9:41 p.m. for outstanding warrants during a traffic stop near the intersection of Lincoln and Orchard streets. Additional charges, including conspiracy and aiding in the escape of a prisoner, were added to his arrest, according to Zick.

Additionally, Janelle Dantane Hodges, 24, of Santa Maria, was a passenger in Roman’s vehicle during the stop and she was arrested for an incidental felony, Zick added.

Zick said Hodges and Roman were held in the main jail, although Hodges was released under Emergency Rule 4 – a court order passed in April 2020 due to COVID-19 that allows people to be released on $0 bond if charged with non-serious offenses – while Roman was being held on $15,000 bond.


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