Jacob Escobedo

Jacob Escobedo: Felon considered armed
and dangerous sought by SPPD

May 14, 2014
Santa Paula News

A 22-year-old woman was arrested Thursday and a man is still being sought following a crash in Santa Paula that started a chain of events that included recovering several weapons.

According to Santa Paula Police Sgt. Cody Madison, the May 8 incident occurred at about 5:05 p.m. when officers saw a Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle speeding eastbound in the 200 block of East Santa Maria Street.

“When officers made a u-turn to stop the vehicle,” Madison said the SUV,  “became involved in a solo accident for unknown reasons, striking two parked cars.”

Then the occupants of the SUV got out of the vehicle and took off.

Madison said the occupants were identified as Jacob Escobedo, 28, a Santa Paula transient, and Natane Chapman, 22, a transient from Fillmore.  A search of the area  was conducted and although Escobedo was able to escape Chapman was found hiding in a storage yard and taken into custody.

Police searched the SUV and found a loaded rifle and loaded revolver, and brass knuckles. 

Madison said the revolver had been reported stolen from the City of Oxnard.  

Chapman was treated for injuries suffered in the crash, medically cleared and then taken to Ventura County Jail and booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of brass knuckles, possession of stolen property and an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Madison said Escobedo “is currently a felony wanted subject for violation of PROS for child endangerment and felony resisting arrest. He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Escobedo is wanted on suspicion of being a gang member in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, felony hit and run with injuries, possession of stolen property and possession of a loaded firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Paula Police Department, 525-4474.

If the caller would prefer to remain anonymous, they can call the SPPD recorded Tip Hotline, 933-5691.

In addition, tips can be emailed to the SPPD at tipline@spcity.org

Those with information can also call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477). The caller may remain anonymous and the call is not recorded.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers can also be contacted by texting “Busted” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). 

Crime Stopper Tips can also be sent via the website, www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org   

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for a tip that leads to a felony arrest as confirmed by the arresting agency. 

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