Alleged Malibu Kidnapper Arrested

Jaci Barragon, who is accused of kidnapping a woman and escaping from custody in Malibu, was on the run since early Monday.

An alleged kidnapper, who escaped arrest in Malibu and has been on the run since early Monday, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after barricading himself inside a Maywood home.

Jaci Barragon, who is on parole, is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and stealing a car, which was spotted by a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputy just before 2 a.m. Monday on Pacific Coast Highway at Corral Canyon Road in Malibu.

The escape occurred as a deputy went to investigate a Nissan Sentra parked on the side of the road. The deputy handcuffed one of Barragon's wrist, and as he was trying to restrain the other, Barragon was able to break away, injuring the deputy and prompting a massive manhunt.

On Tuesday afternoon, Barragon barricaded himself in a home in Maywood, a small city near Huntington Park, and was taken into custody, according to Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department.

Deputies from the sheriff's Parole Compliance Team obtained a warrant to enter the home on 60th Street and Atlantic Boulevard in Maywood, and made contact with Barragon, who refused to come out, Nishida said.

A nearby school and church were placed on lockdown.

A SWAT Team responded to the home and went in to arrest Barragon about 5:30 p.m., she said. He was not wearing the handcuff.

There were no injuries during the arrest on Tuesday.

J. Flo January 30, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Thank you, Jess, for keeping Malibu updated! Great work -
Robert Jaye January 30, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Good police work....much better than writing cheesy tickets while using radar at the entrance to the Ralph's parking lot!!!!! Sooo pathetic!!!!
lucia neroli January 30, 2013 at 03:19 AM
how the heck did he get all the way to maywood???
Max January 30, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Why didn't he call for back-up ... especially, for a suspicious incident at 2 in the morning??
Jennifer P January 30, 2013 at 05:35 AM
Thanks for the update. Peace of mind that he is off the streets. Congrats to sheriffs department for the quick arrest.


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