Revolving door AB109 prisoner now up against an attempted murder beef

Jul 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Realignment

A man who has been in and out of jail repeatedly since being placed on community release supervision and a parolee are now under arrest for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer.

Probationer Jose Luis Lopez, 30, a frequent flier at the local lockup, and Carlos Santos Montenegro, 21, a former guest of the state on active parole, were booked into the Victor jail earlier this week on various charges.  The men allegedly drove to a home on Pine St. in Hesperia on Tuesday and shot the home up with a rifle, in retaliation for some beef with the residents.  They then fled.

The cops spotted the getaway car and attempted a vehicle stop.  The driver, Montenegro, refused to stop and led the cops on a merry chase through the city, ramming a police car before crashing near Olive and First Ave.

Lopez had been previously arrested, on May 4, and the probation department requested a 180 day revocation.  The court declined.  They put him on community supervision (again) and he failed to report (again).  He was arrested again on June 16 and June 25 for violation of the terms of his probation and was kicked in short order both times.

Since AB 109 went into effect on October 1 about 20% of those on AB 109 release have been rearrested, about 80% of those for felonies.

Clicking here will link to a San Berdoo Sun piece on this story.  Thanks to Caroline for the link.

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