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Los Gatos Man With Various Drug Felonies Escapes From Treatment Center

James Barton Grossman walks away from residential treatment facility resulting in a felony charge added to multiple other serious drug-related offenses, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

James Barton Grossman remains under the custody of the Santa Clara County Corrections system after escaping from a from a custody alternative program. Courtesy SCCSO
James Barton Grossman remains under the custody of the Santa Clara County Corrections system after escaping from a from a custody alternative program. Courtesy SCCSO
A Los Gatos young man facing several drug felonies escaped from a treatment center in San Jose this past November leading to his incarceration once again at a Santa Clara County correctional facility.

According to a Santa Clara County sheriff's arrest report, James Barton Grossman, 22, was taken into custody at 5:40 p.m. Nov. 14, 2013 after he escaped from a custody alternative program.

Grossman was picked up by sheriff's deputies at CityTeam Ministries, 580 Charles St. in San Jose, and charged with felony escaping an ordered rehabilitation program, the report said.

The crime is punishable by imprisonment for 16 months, two years, or three years, to be served consecutively, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, according to the California Penal Code.

Grossman's bail has been set at $50,000 and he's listed as an unemployed transient in the sheriff's report.

In March of 2013, Grossman, whose occupation was then listed as a carpet cleaner, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for drug trafficking and charged with three felonies for transporting, selling or distributing a controlled substance, a violation of the California Health and Safety Code.

He was also charged with misdemeanor driving with privileges suspended or revoked.

Three months later, in June of 2013, Los Gatos Monte Sereno police arrested him in Los Gatos on West Parr Avenue and charged him with possession of heroin, meth for sales, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance.


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Esmée St James January 08, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Hope this man is found and given the treatment he needs.
Jeremy Barousse January 08, 2014 at 04:42 PM
This is sad, I hope he gets the treatment he needs. Another reason why our state and county services should be fully-funded to help those who are struggling with addiction.
Marilyn Leonard January 08, 2014 at 08:04 PM
I hope he is found and taken off the streets so he doesn't involve other young people in drugs.
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) January 08, 2014 at 08:17 PM
He's in custody, everyone.
Esmée St James January 08, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Good new, thanks for the update, Sheila.

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