Sheriff’s Office: suspects in marijuana cultivation facility attempted robbery involved in previous robbery

Posted at 9:16 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 00:16:01-04

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says the two suspects who were arrested for attempted robbery at a marijuana cultivation facility in Carpinteria were involved in a previous armed robbery at the facility.

On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Tyrone Taylor, 31 of Lancaster, and Henry Jernigan, 45 of Los Angeles. Deputies say a third suspect is still on the loose.

The most recent incident happened Wednesday morning. Investigators were called to the facility on Casitas Pass Road after an alarm went off. Employees said several people had broken into the area and used pepper spray on an employee before driving away in a U-Haul. Deputies later arrested Taylor and Jernigan in Ventura County. Investigators say the two are also the suspects in an armed robbery in the same facility, which happened on June 9th. In that case, investigators say four suspects held the security guard at gunpoint and then stole property.

Taylor was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail and faces charges of possession of burglary tools, attempted robbery, and conspiracy to commit crime.

Jernigan faces charges of attempted robbery, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, vandalism, possession of teargas, use of teargas, and possession of a dirk or dagger.

The suspects were also re-booked for the previous case. Bail is set at more than $1 million each.