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Jailed Felon is Rebooked on Burglary Charge

Santa Maria police say Jonelle Anthony Smith is suspect in April 24 incident at apartment on South Lincoln Street

A 38-year-old Santa Maria man already in custody on a weapons charge and outstanding warrants we re-arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of residential burglary, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Jonelle Anthony Smith
Jonelle Anthony Smith

Jonelle Anthony Smith had been taken into custody Monday on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded sawed off shotgun during a disturbance call in the 600 block of South Pine Street, said Lt. Dan Ast.

Investigators later determined that Smith matched the description of the suspect in a burglary on April 24 in the 600 block of South Lincoln Street, Ast said.

During that incident, the suspect entered an apartment through an unlocked rear door, and found a mother and two small children in an upstairs bedroom. The three were held there while the suspect rummaged through a closet and located cash. He then fled on foot.

Smith was re-booked into jail for the new charge of first-degree residential burglary, Ast said.

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