News Story


Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility: Inmate Arrested for Attempt Murder of Fellow Inmate
2/23/2015 8:26:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Ventura County Sheriff's Inmate Slashes The Face Of Another Inmate

Report Number:



Ventura County Sheriff's Pre Trial Detention Facility

Date & Time:

February 17, 2015 / 0830 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Detention Services Division & Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(V) Male Victim

(S) Anthony Aaron Baty






On February 17, 2015, Ventura County Sheriff's Inmate Anthony Baty walked up to another inmate who was asleep on his bed and slashed him with a jail made 'shank' (knife) across his face just missing his neck area.  Medical staff and jail personnel responded and treated the victim for his injury.  The victim was transported and received further treatment at the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC).


An investigation by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau and Jail Classification Unit was conducted.    It appeared Baty and the victim had a verbal argument the day prior which prompted Inmate Baty to attack the victim. 


The victim sustained an approximate 6' laceration to the right side of his lower face. The victim was treated for his injury and returned to the Ventura County Jail. 


Baty was subsequently arrested for 664/187 PC (attempted murder) and 4502(b) PC (manufacture a weapon in a custody facility).

Prepared by:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre


News Release Date:

February 23, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Anthony Aguirre / 805 384-4730


Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith




Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).