March 25, 2013
Monica Lara, OVN correspondent
Two Los Angeles residents have been arrested for tying up, beating and robbing an Ojai man in his Sulphur Mountain Road home March 4.
The victim, whose name is not being released, reportedly was knocked unconscious during the crime. After regaining consciousness and freeing himself, the victim was able to call for help according to reports from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit.
Sheriff’s deputies from Ventura County’s major crimes unit first responded to the home invasion robbery. During their initial investigation, they requested assistance from the Sheriff’s gang unit to help.
Despite his injuries, the victim was able to identify one of his attackers, Foote said.
The victim suffered multiple injuries including facial fractures and lacerations to his head. He spent several days in the intensive care unit at Ventura County Medical Center.
“He is doing better and is out of the hospital,” said Ventura County Sheriff’s detective Jarrod Foote.
Some of the victim’s property, including a shotgun, has been recovered. Foote said one of the suspects had the weapon with him during his arrest. Other items have been found in Los Angeles area pawnshops.
Search warrants were served for the homes of two Los Angeles suspects.
Shavon Oboh, 20, of Los Angeles, was arrested March 15.
Oboh is suspected of being in a criminal street gang, according to Foote. A .357 caliber handgun, cash and narcotics were found at Oboh’s home during his arrest, Foote noted. The handgun had been reported stolen in Los Angeles.
Oboh is currently in custody at the Ventura County ‘s mail jail with a $750,000 bond amount. He has been charged with four felony offenses including false imprisonment by violence, grand theft with a firearm, battery with serious bodily injury, and first-degree residential robbery.
Oboh pleaded not guilty to all counts and denied all allegations. He is scheduled to appear at a preliminary examination at the Ventura County Superior Court April 2.
A 19-year-old female suspect, Hallye Wright of Los Angeles, was arrested March 8, according to Foote. Wright has been charged with three felony offenses including first-degree residential robbery, false imprisonment by violence and battery with serious bodily injury. Wright pleaded not guilty to all counts and is scheduled to appear April 10 in Ventura County Superior Court for an early disposition hearing. She is being held at the county’s women jail facility on Todd Roadon a bond amount of $250,000.
“It’s pretty cut and dry,” Foote said. “All suspects have been caught and arrested.”