Sheriffs search for wanted felon in Templeton

TEMPLETON —  On Tuesday, May 28, the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office assisted County Probation Officers with a search in the Templeton area for a suspect who was wanted on a felony warrant.

The search began after Probation Officers spotted Daniel Jay Romo, 25, near Bennett Way in Templeton. Romo ran across Highway 101 into the area near Templeton Middle School. According to officials Romo was spotted holding a knife to his throat and was considered to be suicidal.

As a precaution, a reverse 911 call was sent out to residents in that area to stay inside while the search was being conducted. Sheriff's Deputies, Probation Officers, California Highway Patrol (CHP) K9's, and a CHP helicopter assisted with the search.

Templeton Middle School also shelter in place but was lifted shortly before 8 p.m.

A thorough search was conducted but Romo was not located.

Romo was last seen wearing a multi-colored dress shirt, dark jeans and sunglasses. Romo is 5' 7" tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has visible tattoos on his face and neck. He is not considered a danger to the public. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.


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