Felon Sentenced for Hiding in Elevator with Knife
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
On Tuesday, August 16, Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Layla Arshi secured a plea agreement for Kenneth Riley to spend 32 months in prison for his May crime.
On Thursday, May 10th at approximately 11:30 P.M., patrol officers responded to a report of a suspicious male subject in the Granada parking garage elevator.
Officers responded and contacted Kenneth Riley Jr., age 35. Riley was evasive in questioning and found to be in possession of an illegally-concealed knife. An investigation yielded elevator video that showed the suspect lurking in the elevator concealing himself in the corner of the elevator as he was peering outside the open door – with a knife behind his back.
While Riley was evasive in questioning at first, when confronted with the existence of video evidence, he provided an altered suspicious account. He was subsequently arrested for felony charges relating to the knife.