News Story


Ventura Main Jail - Inmate Arrested for Felony Assault on Deputy
5/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Jail Inmate Batters a Sheriff's Deputy

Report Number:



Ventura County Sheriff's Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Date & Time:

05-07-14 / 0820 hrs.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Detention Services Division

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

City of Residence


S- Daniel Moreno





During the morning hours of Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a Ventura County Deputy Sheriff was battered by inmate Daniel Moreno in one of the housing sections of the facility.  The deputy was retrieving another inmate's property from a cell when he was assaulted by Inmate Moreno.  When the cell door opened, Inmate Moreno attacked the deputy by throwing punches at his head.   Moreno pushed the deputy into the wall causing injury to the deputy's elbow and hand.   Other deputies responded and were also assaulted when Moreno spit blood on them during the fight.  Deputies eventually were able to get control of Moreno and he was handcuffed without further incident.  The deputy was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.  He was later released and returned back to work.


Moreno has been in custody since April 6, 2014, on a felony charge of unlawful taking of a vehicle. 


Daniel Moreno, an Oxnard resident, was also charged with resisting and battery on a peace officer and he remains in custody. 


Prepared by:


Senior Deputy Ryan Poynter



Media Release Date:



Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Ryan Poynter (805) 654-2750



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).