Released: November 6, 2019 - Wednesday, 01:58 PM

High Risk Search Warrant

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 11-6-19, Approximately 6:00 AMPlace of Occurrence: 4100 block of Stagecoach Canyon RoadVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Max Aaron Gerarden, 28, Santa Margarita Daniel Jay Romo, 26, Santa MargaritaOn 11-6-19, members of the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail (SED) served a high risk search warrant at a home in the 4100 block of Stagecoach Canyon Road in rural Santa Margarita.
They were trying to locate 28-year-old Max Aaron Gerarden, a suspect who was wanted for a variety of charges including aggravated mayhem, kidnapping, false imprisonment, battery with serious bodily injury, inflicting corporal injury to spouse or cohabitant, and threatening to commit a crime of violence. All of those charges stem from one investigation that Sheriff's Detectives had conducted. Gerarden had been on the Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday social media post three times with the most recent occurring on 10-16-19.
When the SED team attempted to serve the search warrant, Gerarden fled the location in a vehicle. Deputies gave pursuit, along with assistance from a CHP airplane. The pursuit lasted approximately five minutes before ending at a location on Goldie Lane in Santa Margarita where Gerarden exited the vehicle and began running onto the property. After a search of the property, SED members located Gerarden and took him into custody. At that same location, another wanted suspect, Daniel Jay Romo was also taken into custody for violating his post release community supervision on an original charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.