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Suspect Arrested in Hostage Incident at Discovery Bay Starbucks

by ECT
Discovery Bay Starbucks

At 5:49 am Monday, the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office to multiple reports of a person pointing a gun in the Starbucks located on the 14800 block of Highway 4 in Discovery Bay.

There were reports that there were several people inside the store at the time the suspect entered.

One customer ran into one of the bathrooms, locked the door, and called Sheriff’s Dispatch.

At the time, it was first believed the employees were possibly hiding in a back office, but it was later discovered they had escaped out the backdoor shortly after the suspect entered the business.

Deputies quickly set up a perimeter and made announcements for the suspect to surrender.  The suspect was seen pacing back and forth inside. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Antioch Police Department and the CHP. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team responded.

At about 7:04, the suspect opened the back door and eventually stepped outside.  A react team of deputies entered through the front door and was able to rescue the customer who was still inside the bathroom.

The suspect was initially non-compliant, but eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.

A loaded handgun was found in one of the bathrooms during a safety sweep of the business.

The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Lamont Lomack of Hayward. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the following charges: false imprisonment, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, carrying a loaded firearm, brandishing a firearm, and parole violation. Lomack is currently on parole for kidnapping. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

Information provided by Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office

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7 comments

Thank you Sheriff’s Office snd other officers. Jan 18, 2021 - 5:00 pm

Thank you to all the deputies that worked on this and were able to resolve it peacefully.
Back the Blue!!

Troy McClure Jan 18, 2021 - 8:24 pm

Awesome arrest. Who wants to defund the police now? Not me.

Michelle H Jan 18, 2021 - 8:50 pm

He goes in with a loaded gun and has at least one hostage and he gets bail? WTF!

JD Jan 18, 2021 - 10:23 pm

This is California! Nothing is a damn crime anymore. 10 years ago he’d have over $1 million for bail. Today, jack shit. Keep voting for this fucked up reform and in 5 years, suspects like him will get released with a citation.

Robert C. Jan 19, 2021 - 7:52 am

JD exaggerates but the point is valid. There’s no way a chronic offender like this should be on the streets.

Jg Jan 19, 2021 - 12:24 pm

Robert,
What about the guy they let out 3 times in one day?
JDs comment is more fact than fiction. It’s getting very scary how they dump criminals onto the streets so fast.

moonwork Jan 21, 2021 - 10:40 am

What about that creep that broke the windows in Pittsburg st Starbucks and other businesses with rocks? He never should have been let out either. Obviously nuts, and they let him out like the guy in SF who mowed down the two women after stealing another car. I can’t believe this State, no consequences for any crime any more until you kill people in front of a bunch of people.

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