News Story


Attempted Murder Conviction - 36 years to life sentence
3/28/2016 8:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:


Attempted Murder Conviction - 36 years to life sentence

Report Number:



Pre-Trial Detention Facility ' Ventura, California

Date & Time:

February 17, 2015 at 0830 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes & Pre-Trial Detention Facility Classification Unit

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

City of Residence

Anthony Aaron Baty



On February 6, 2015, Anthony Baty was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, by Ventura Police Department for assault with a deadly weapon charge.


On February 17, 2015, an inmate assault occurred at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura, California. During the assault, inmate Anthony Baty attacked another inmate with a fabricated cutting instrument causing a large laceration to the neck and facial region of the victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.


Sheriff's Major Crimes and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility Classification Unit investigated the assault. Based on the facts surrounding the incident, Baty was arrested and the Ventura County District Attorney's Office filed attempted murder charges against Baty.


On March 22, 2016, Baty's court proceedings were completed, when he was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for the crimes he committed while in custody at Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility along with his initial charge filed by Ventura Police Department.


Due to recent legislation changes at the state level and prison realignment, the Ventura County Jails are experiencing a large increase in the amount of violence and the number of crimes that occur in the jails. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office works diligently to ensure the safety and security of the jails and the safety of inmates. In incidents where crimes do occur in the county jails, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office will exhaust all resources to hold those responsible for victimizing other inmates accountable.


Prepared by:

Deputy Weston Price  - Classification Unit


News Release Date:

March 28, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Michael Marco, 805-797-7089



Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith / Major Crimes Bureau