Press Releases

Thursday 11/08/2018 5:25 PM - Sexual Assault

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Sexual Assault
Date and Time of Incident: 11-4-18, Approximately 1:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: Nipomo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Jason Lamont Fenwick, 51, Lompoc
Details of News Release: Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault Unit responded to a report of a sexual assault which had occurred at a residence in Nipomo on 11-4-18. The victim in this case says she was transported to her residence in Nipomo by a Lyft driver after requesting their services when she became too intoxicated to drive home. Because of the victim's level of intoxication, the Lyft driver helped the victim inside the home where she became unconscious and the suspect proceeded to sexually assault her. The Sheriff's Office was contacted and warrants were issued to identify the driver and to gather additional evidence. The driver was identified as 51-year-old Jason Lamont Fenwick of Lompoc. He was arrested on 11-8-18 for several charges including oral copulation with an intoxicated victim, sexual penetration with a foreign object with an intoxicated victim, and burglary. The Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of the public to identify any other possible victims due to Fenwick being a Lyft driver for more than a year, working in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. If anyone has information on this case or other potential victims, you are asked to call the Sheriff's Detective Division at 805-781-4500.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 11/08/2018 5:25 PM