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Santa Barbara man arrested and booked for alleged assault with a deadly weapon among other charges

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Jun 09, 2023

A Santa Barbara man has been arrested for an alleged assault with a deadly weapon among other offenses, according to the city of Santa Barbara Police Department.

On Tuesday, June 6, just before 12:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Police responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of De La Vina Street.

The reporting party called the police to report someone who was pounding on the windows and attempting to enter a locked door of a local business.

Officers arrived and confronted the alleged suspect, 43-year-old Cary Glenn Allen from Santa Barbara without any issues.

Allen was then asked to leave the property and complied. However, as he was leaving in his car, he struck a retaining wall.

In the 2000 block of Bath Street, the officers conducted a traffic stop on Allen's car, and a good samaritan attempted to prevent Allen's car from leaving the traffic stop by standing in front of it.

Police say Allen struck the good samaritan intentionally, fled the scene, and a police chase began.

Meanwhile, officers rendered life-saving measures and medical aid to the good samaritan until fire personnel and AMR paramedics arrived. The good samaritan was transported to a nearby with serious injuries. As of Friday, June 6, the good samaritan is still in the hospital receiving medical treatment for their injuries.

Officers were able to arrest Allen in the 2300 block of Carlton Way just after 1 p.m.

Santa Barbara Police officials say he was booked in the Santa Barbara County Jail on Tuesday, June 6.

He faces four felony counts including assault with a deadly weapon. He also was charged with two misdemeanors, hit and run, and domestic violence contempt of court.

In addition to this case, at the time of the alleged crimes, police say Allen was out on bail for a case that charges him with one felony count of injury to a spouse. Allen was granted probation in that case on Jan. 23, 2023.

If convicted of all charges and found in violation of probation, Allen faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

Allen was arraigned on June 8 and pled not guilty to all charges and denied all allegations.

He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing, and a probation violation hearing in case number on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in the Santa Barbara Superior Court.