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Two Arrested on Firearms and Child Endangerment Charges after Standoff in Vista

Vista CA— On September 18, 2021 deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station responded to the Franciscan Motel in the 900 block of S. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista for a report of a man pointing a firearm with a laser at citizens.

(Photo courtesy: SDSO)

Deputies arrived on scene and tried to contact the suspect later identified as Jeremy Joseph Greene (DOB: 3/7/1995), a convicted felon with prior weapon charges. Greene had barricaded himself in his motel room with his girlfriend and their two small children.

Despite numerous attempts from deputies asking Greene to surrender, he refused to comply.

Greene’s grandmother intervened and convinced him to come out of the room. Greene was taken into custody and his girlfriend and children were taken to safety. Greene was later identified by both the victim and a witness as the suspect in this incident.

Deputies searched the motel room and found multiple high-capacity short barreled rifles, pistols, magazines and several hundred rounds of ammunition. A firearms manufacturing station was also located inside the room complete with a machinist drill press, numerous firearm components, tools, materials, and postal service packaging.

Greene was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility on multiple firearms and child endangerment charges. His probation was also revoked.

After detectives from the Vista Sheriff’s Station conducted their initial investigation, Green’s girlfriend, Sophiena Robles (DOB: 9/24/1996), was brought in for questioning.

On September 30, 2021 Robles was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on multiple firearms and child endangerment charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

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