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Carjacking suspect who was barricaded inside Nipomo home is identified

Mark Anthony Silva Jr., 28, of Santa Maria was arrested Wednesday, July 9, 2014, on suspicion of false imprisonment, evading a police officer, resisting a police officer, vandalism, trespassing on private property, hit and run and three other unspecified charges. Original story »
Mark Anthony Silva Jr., 28, of Santa Maria was arrested Wednesday, July 9, 2014, on suspicion of false imprisonment, evading a police officer, resisting a police officer, vandalism, trespassing on private property, hit and run and three other unspecified charges. Original story »

UPDATE 1 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the suspect is Mark Anthony Silva Jr. Silva is suspected of a carjacking in Santa Maria. He had an outstanding $125,000 felony arrest warrant out of Santa Barbara County for auto theft with gang enhancements, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE 11 a.m.: A Sheriff's Office official was not immediately available to confirm the suspect's identity as of Wednesday morning, but according to County Jail logs, Mark Anthony Silva Jr., 28, was booked at about 9 a.m. on nine charges, at least two of which are felonies. His city of residence has not been released.

Silva is being held on suspicion of false imprisonment, evading a police officer, resisting a police officer, vandalism, trespassing on private property, hit and run, and three other unspecified charges.

He is currently in custody at County Jail in lieu of $135,000 bail.

Original story: A man who had barricaded himself inside a Nipomo home after an alleged carjacking gave himself up without incident at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was thought to be involved in the carjacking in Santa Maria, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. At approximately 1:30 a.m., sheriff's deputies chased him to Nipomo, where he crashed the car into a fence at the intersection of Juniper Street and Mary Avenue. He then reportedly ran into a home in the 200 block of Encino Lane.

A woman and her 4-year-old child were able to escape the home with the help patrol deputies, according to officials.

Member of the sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail were in direct contact with the man, according to officials. After several hours of negotiations, he gave himself up and was taken into custody.

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