Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The suspect wanted for robbing a bank in Solvang on June 13, 2019 is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail. Following the bank robbery at Rabobank located in the 1500 block of Mission Drive, Sheriff’s detectives developed information that identified 32-year-old Marcus Lee Ghent of Madera County as the suspect in the case.

On June 18th, 2019 a felony arrest warrant was sought for Ghent, charging him with burglary and robbery. On June 25th, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office was notified that Ghent was contacted by the Wright Police Department in Missouri during a welfare check. When officers discovered he had a warrant out of Santa Barbara County for a bank robbery, he was arrested. Ghent was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Warren County Jail in Missouri. On June 27th Ghent voluntarily waived extradition back to Santa Barbara County.  

On July 6th 2019, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Felony Fugitive Unit extradited Marcus Ghent back to Santa Barbara CA. He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail. Ghent appeared in court today for his arraignment. His next court appearance is on July 10.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility that Ghent could be linked to an additional bank robbery in another California county. At this time, it does not appear he had any specific tie to Santa Barbara County or the Solvang area.

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Lucky 777 Jul 09, 2019 09:43 AM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Compare that to the cost of sending officers down to Mexico to bring back offenders for prosecution. And having to bribe the local officials in addition to all the other expenses.

Flicka Jul 09, 2019 08:49 AM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

What has cost got to do with catching a bank robber. You think they should have just passed on arresting him because of the cost? It would give leeway to other robbers to just get out of town and go scott free.

Factotum Jul 08, 2019 08:39 PM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Message to crooks - don't even try to come to Santa Barbara area and commit your crimes. We will track you down, we will follow you until we find you, we will put you in jail until you learn your lesson. Message value - priceless.

Factotum Jul 08, 2019 07:48 PM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Seattle quietly cracking down on vagrancy camps in their city after all the bad publicity (Seattle is Dying) and major loss of downtown business. Is their vagrant population moving down here since it seems we have been invaded by larger, organized numbers of new vagrants, and are suffering from far more property crimes in residential areas. Wake up Santa Barbara, City Council time for you to do what Seattle learned they had to do - move in fast and get rid of the small camps, before they become large camps.

CoastWatch Jul 08, 2019 05:47 PM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Too bad the Sheriff's Dept FAILED to capture this runt after committing the robbery in a big City like Solvang... NOW we taxpayers, will be paying for one of Sheriff Brown's Deputies flying to Missouri, getting a hotel, - maybe two or more nights, buying two airline tickets back to Santa Barbara and of course all the food on this junket too...

a-1571053634 Jul 08, 2019 08:32 PM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Oh, good grief... cry me a river!! They got him and now they can prosecute him. Do you think THAT is going to be cheap? And you know housing him in jail/prison is going to cost more than you earn too so you might as well start complaining about that as well. Jeez Louize.

Factotum Jul 08, 2019 06:10 PM
Solvang Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

At least the county does not have to hire court interpreters for this crook like so many other, is you are looking for cost cutting. The full criminal justice system is a very expensive operation. Too bad we seem to be attracting a lot of penny ante crooks lately. Feels like it anyway.

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