Two Suspects Arrested for Robbing Chase Bank

Man and Woman from Los Angeles Detained with Brass Knuckles and Cocaine

A man and woman from Los Angeles were arrested this morning for robbing a Chase Bank in Carpinteria. Terry Ray Hornbeck, 53, and Mary Lee Johnson, 49, were charged with robbery and possession of brass knuckles and cocaine.

According to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, the dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call of a bank robbery just after 9 a.m. It was reported that the suspect was being driven away in a silver Hyundai last seen getting onto southbound Highway 101. Shortly after, a patrol deputy from the Sheriff’s Carpinteria substation spotted the car and waited for backup before pulling the suspects over. “A search of the vehicle provided evidence of the crime,” said Hoover, who declined to offer additional details.

Both Hornbeck and Johnson are being held in Santa Barbara County Jail on $100,000 bail.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

She was struck Friday morning near Olive Mill Road.

La Cumbre Sears Set for Closure

Liquidation sale begins this week.

City Council Approves Fee Allocation for Branch Libraries

The topic goes next to potential Goleta branch library cities.

Truck Accident Disrupts Foodbank Turkey Drive

Nonprofit is trying to replace $145,000 in equipment and food lost in accident last month.

County Eyeing Private Montecito Land to Build New Debris Basin

Supervisors have started the negotiation process with Randall Road parcel owners.