Man arrested following Thurday standoff in Vandenberg Village

Carlos Davis arrested overnight Thursday


Carlos Davis was arrested overnight after being sought by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department.  Davis, 32, was sought after deputies surrounded the home where he rented a room in Vandenberg Village Thursday morning.  After several hours, deputies realized he wasn't there, and discovered a cache of weapons inside the room he occupied.

He was described as "armed and dangerous" as the search for him began.

Davis was arrested in the 400 block of North D Street in the city of Lompoc after police received several tips from the public on Davis' whereabouts. Responding officers located the suspect's car in an alley behind a home where Davis was reportedly seen.

Lompoc police, along with the SWAT team and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies surrounded the home. The Sheriff's Hostage Negotiation Team was requested.

After making contact with Davis, negotiators were able to convince him to come out of the home unarmed. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into Lompoc City Jail.

Davis is facing the following charges:

  1. 29800(A) PC- Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  2. 29815(A) PC- Probationer in Possession of a Firearm
  3. 30210 (A) PC-Possession of any ammunition that contains or consists of any flechette dart.
  4. 30305 PC- Illegal Possession of Ammunition
  5. 30605 (A) PC- Possession of an Assault Weapon
  6. 30715 PC- Possession of an SKS Rifle


February 9, 2017 Post

A standoff situation in Vandenberg Village has residents being asked to shelter in place. Maple High School was placed on lockdown during the incident.

According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Spokesperson Kelly Hoover, deputies were attempting to serve a search warrant at around 6:00 a.m. Thursday, in the 3700 block of Jupiter Avenue because they had reason to believe the suspect was in violation of the terms of his Post-Release Community Supervision.

Deputies say the suspect, 32-year-old Carlos Davis, of Bakersfield, who has faced prior weapons violations and is a convicted felon, barricaded himself inside. A negotiator was called out to the scene to assist with the standoff. However, no suspect was found inside the home when Special Enforcement Team members forced entry into the upstairs bedroom at about 9:30 a.m.

Investigators say Davis was renting a room at the home from a man he met on Craigslist. The homeowner was home at the time of the raid and police say he was very shaken up. Soon after police arrived on scene, he was escorted out to safety. The homeowner said he had no idea that a convicted felon was living under his roof. 

Authorities located several weapons and ammunition inside the home, which included a semi-automatic rifle, drug paraphernalia and some guns considered not legal to own in California.

KCOY's Melissa Newman, who is on scene, says one officer told her the suspect may have possibly be selling some of the illegal guns found at the home.

Police do consider this suspect armed and dangerous and are asking the public for help locating him. If spotted, call 911 immediately.

Davis is believed to be driving a 2002 shiny, black Toyota Celica with a matte black hood possibly with "ING" stickers on the car. The car is very similar to the one shown in the photo below. It has a California license plate of 4UNH291. If you see the car, report it by calling 911.



A standoff situation is underway in Lompoc.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office said a negotiator has been called to the scene of Jupiter Avenue.

Maple High School is on lockdown and buses are being rerouted due to the situation nearby.

We will have more information as it becomes available.


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