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Former Montecito Jeweler To Appear In Court

66-Year Old David Tallman Accused Of Holding Police At Bay

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A well-known Montecito jeweler is scheduled to appear in a Santa Barbara County courtroom today.  Prosecutors say 66-year David Tallman was behind a bomb scare that evacuated an entire Montecito neighborhood on June 7th and closed down Highway 101 for a time.

Detectives say Tallman threatened to blow up his home in the 13-hundred block of Virginia and Olive Roads.  Police say he had several acetylene tanks and a number of guns at his residence.  

The stand-off with Tallman lasted five hours.  He finally surrendered and now faces charges of making criminal threats and resisting arrest.

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