On Sunday, October 13, 2022, at approximately 8:07 p.m., Sacramento Sheriff’s Office helicopter assisted Citrus Heights Police Department with a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. During the short pursuit, the suspect's vehicle collided with a tree, and the suspect fled on foot carrying a handgun. The suspect attempted to get into a nearby residence and was unsuccessful. The suspect then jumped over a fence and forced his way into an occupied residence located in the 6000 block of Long Acres Court within the unincorporated county of Sacramento.
As officers surrounded the house, a resident came out and advised officers that his wife was still inside. While preparing a plan to rescue the female, she jumped from a second-story window moments after the suspect forced his way into the room where she was hiding. The elderly woman was safely rescued by officers but was injured and transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries resulting from the fall.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and Critical Incident Negotiations Team (CINT) took over the incident and handled it as a barricaded subject. After several hours of negotiations and de-escalation techniques, the suspect was safely arrested with the assistance of a Sheriff’s K9 and a less lethal weapon deployment. Citrus Heights officers transported the suspect to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The suspect is identified as James Jarrad, a 38-year-old resident of Contra Costa County, who was confirmed to be a parolee at large with a significant criminal history. Once treated for his injuries, he will be booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges of Home Invasion, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Fleeing an Officer, and Elder Abuse.
In dynamic and volatile incidents like these, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office prioritizes the public’s safety and bringing peaceful resolution. Each situation is different and requires a unique response. The Sheriff’s SED and CINT teams are deployed together and employ a collaborative approach balancing tactics, intelligence, technology, and time to their advantage. During this over 6-hour standoff, we are confident that their constant threat assessment of the suspect coupled with his risk to the public, the teams’ patience, and our partnerships with allied agencies was paramount in the situation’s positive outcome.
Any witnesses who may have information relating to this incident are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
Sergeant Kionna Rowe
Acting Sheriff’s Spokesperson