Case # 16NF0052

Date: January 11, 2016


WHO: James Ray Lastra, 41

WHAT: Has been charged with one felony count of vandalism, two misdemeanor counts of brandishing a deadly weapon, one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing an officer, and one misdemeanor count of causing injury to a police animal. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in jail.

WHEN: Arraignment today, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. The time is to be determined.

WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is investigating the officer-involved shooting incident involving this defendant. At the end of the investigation, the OCDA will release a full factual detailed report regarding this incident. It is the policy of the OCDA to not release further details at this time.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.