Two more Santa Barbara County deputies test positive for coronavirus

Shortly after two Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies tested positive for the coronavirus, another two deputies did as well, including one who works in the county jail. A relative of one of the infected deputies has also tested positive for the virus, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …

Santa Barbara County Jail inmate punches guard in the face

The night before a San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate broke a guard’s nose and orbital bone, an inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail also punched a custody deputy in the face.

At about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Thunderhawk Gutierrez, 28, of Santa Maria, attacked a custody deputy and punched him in the face while the guard was removing an inmate from a housing unit, Read More …