News Story


Ventura - Deputy Assaulted by Inmate at County Hospital
1/22/2014 1:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Assault on Sheriff's Deputy

Report Number:



Ventura County Medical Center

Date & Time:

January 22, 2014, @ 12:45 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office / Pre-Trial Detention Facility

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

City of Residence


Hernandez, Santiago


21 yrs


On December 5, 2013, Santiago Hernandez appeared in court on robbery, attempt burglary, and drug charges.  On that date, Hernandez was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff.  While housed at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Hernandez developed medical problems which required him to be transferred the Ventura County Medical Center under the guard of a Sheriff's Deputy.   


On January 22, 2014, at about 12:45 p.m., Hernandez lunged at the Sheriff's Deputy, who was guarding him, and tried to take the deputy's firearm.  Fortunately, the deputy was able to overpower Hernandez and secure him without any injury to himself or the staff of the hospital.  


Hernandez was subsequently arrested today for attempting to remove a Peace Officers Firearm and Resisting a Peace Officer by means of Violence.  Hernandez is scheduled to appear in court on January 27, 2014, on his new charges.     


Prepared by:

Sgt. Joe Devorick


Media Release Date:

January 23, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow (805) 654-2385


Approved by:

Commander Rick Barrios