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Sheriff’s deputies arrest La Mirada man for assault in Goleta Mall

Updated by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s deputies quickly tracked down and arrested a La Mirada man for an assault with a deadly weapon.

At approximately 9:16 a.m., deputies responded to the Staples area in the Camino Real Marketplace mall for a report of an assault with a knife that had just occurred. As deputies arrived in the area, they learned that the suspect, described as a white male with a long beard and carrying a backpack, was last seen entering Home Depot.

Deputies established a perimeter around the area and, with the help of Home Depot personnel, left the business. As deputies searched for the suspect inside Home Depot, other deputies searched the surrounding area for the suspect.

At approximately 9:57 a.m., deputies spotted a man who matched the description of the suspect behind Target. Deputies arrested Jeremiah Jacobson, 43, of La Mirada, who was later formally identified as a suspect and arrested.

Jacobson was sentenced to the main jail for assault with a deadly weapon (felony) and is being held on $30,000 bond. The victim was not physically injured and did not require medical attention.

By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to avoid the Camino Real Market in Goleta as they search for an assault suspect.

At 9:50 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff’s Public Information Officer, Raquel Zick, posted to Twitter that deputies are looking for a suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon at Home Depot.

No other details were provided.

This is a developing story.