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Napa Police: Women Attacked, Children Unhurt, Man Arrested

Three children aged 1 to 10 were uninjured when Jason Larot, 20, allegedly rammed an SUV into the vehicle in which they were riding after the driver tried to stop Larot from attacking a woman in the SUV, Napa police said.

A 20-year-old Napa gave himself up Monday to police who had been looking for him since Friday evening, when he allegedly rammed an SUV into a vehicle driven by a good Samaritan who had sought to prevent him from assaulting a woman, then fled and tried to attack another female witness, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

A witness/victim saw a white SUV stopped in the roadway in the 100 block of Hartle Court. As she passed the SUV, she saw Jason Larot (20 yrs. of Napa) sitting in the passenger’s seat and could see that he was grabbing the driver of the SUV by the neck.

The witness/victim pulled in front of the SUV and called the police. As she did this, Larot exited the SUV and confronted the witness/victim with profanities.

Larot then went back to the SUV and got into the driver’s seat. He then intentionally used the SUV to rear-end the witness/victim’s vehicle. He then fled the scene going south on Gasser Drive.

The witness/victim and her three juvenile passengers (1 year old, 7 year old and 10 year old) were not injured.

Another witness observed Larot intentionally rear-end the first witness/victim’s vehicle, and she followed Larot as he fled southbound on Gasser Drive. This witness was able to get the license plate of the SUV.

The witness followed Larot to the area of S. Coombs and Imola Ave. Larot stopped his vehicle, exited and confronted the witness. He was yelling at her and attempted to grab her through the window unsuccessfully. The witness quickly drove away from the area.

Officers retrieved DMV information from the license plate that the second witness obtained and went to the registered owner's address in the 2900 block of Hilltop Drive. The SUV was not there and no one answered the door when officer attempted to make contact.

On 1/19/2013, an officer went back to the residence on Hilltop Dr. and made contact with the registered owner. The officer told this person that her vehicle was involved in a collision the night before in the 100 block of Hartle Court.

The registered owner told the officer that her daughter and her boyfriend, Jason Larot, had the vehicle during that time. The registered owner’s daughter was not home during this contact with police.

On 1/21/2013, the registered owner’s daughter contacted police and told an officer that she and Larot got into an argument while they were driving in the 100 block of Hartle Court.

Larot forced her to stop the vehicle in the middle of the road, because he wanted to drive. She refused and Larot became physically abusive by hitting her in the head area and biting her in the shoulder area.

At this time another vehicle pulled alongside them and they could see that the driver of the vehicle was calling someone. This vehicle pulled in front of them and stopped. Larot exited the vehicle and confronted the driver of the other vehicle.

After yelling at the other driver, Larot returned to his vehicle and physically pushed her into the passenger’s seat. He got into the driver’s seat and drove forward, intentionally ramming the vehicle of the person on the phone. Larot then sped out of the area.

She and Larot went to a mutual friend's house and that’s where they have been for the past couple of days.

On 1/21/2013, Larot called police so he could turn himself in for domestic violence and for ramming the vehicle in front of him. Officers contacted Larot at the Napa City/County Library, where he was taken into custody and booked into Napa County Department of Corrections.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions. 

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MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" January 22, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Attempted Murder please, He needs 50 years.
Belle (Orchid Lady) January 22, 2013 at 09:52 PM
Mr. Larot, I hope that you seek treatment for anger management, even if it's not part of your punishment. Young woman, do not make excuses for his actions. I wish you would call NEWS and get some support and counseling for domestic violence survivors. Maybe you have already know this, but he won't get help to change unless he has to. You on the other hand, are in control of how you proceed from this point forward. Good luck. http://www.napanews.org
Rose January 22, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Heartless man. Destructive, deserves no sympathy.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau January 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM
This guy allegedly cannot control violent acts against women. Every inmate in prison has a Mother, wife, GF and/or sister that they miss tremendously and worry about every day. I certainly hope Mr. Larot is thinking about that.
Kristy Page January 23, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Wondering if alcohol/drugs played a role at the time of this whole incident or is he really just this angry of a person and needs help. There had to be some sensible part of him if he eventually did decide to turn himself in, instead of not caring emotionally at all about his actions.
Tim Fertiny January 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Kristy, I have been under the influence of alcohol many a time and I never became physically abusive towards another individual. He is responsible for his actions. And no sensible person would assault another individual, or consume alcohol or drugs if they became violent under the influence.
Jenny January 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM
My grandson was in the car he rammed! He is a baby! This guy needs serious help! The children in the car are terrified from this! I sure hope Napa Superior Court does their job!!!
BonV January 23, 2013 at 04:21 PM
If that girl had any sense, this article would have read "her ex-boyfriend." I just don't understand why a young woman would spend three days with someone who had just choked her (and her mom apparently approves!) "Ramming the vehicle in front of him" With a one year old in the car? Attempted murder is more appropriate.
MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" January 23, 2013 at 07:06 PM
He needs prision not a hug.
Jan B January 25, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Her mom may not approve. Have you ever tried to get an adult female to leave an abusive partner before she is ready to leave? On average it takes a woman eight attempts to finally leave their abuser. It is unfortunate when a woman believes him when he says it will never happen again. Three women a day in the US are killed in domestic violence situations. It's heart breaking.
Lulubell January 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Everyone has their problems. Weather or not they take action and fix what they have done wrong is the true test of what kind of person you are. People need to stop bashing on other people lives and problems. He turned himself in. What he did was wrong, he will get the help he needs.
josh boles February 16, 2013 at 02:56 PM
he is getting in a few weeks he ended up getting misdomeners
Rich April 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM
he got three months and is now out and causing more problems and she is back with him I am sure sorry your grand kids have suffered from this idiot and now mine are in jeopardy He has no common sense and her family would rather spoil her rather than give her the tough love that she needs.Again I am so sorry your daughter stopped to help her and became a victim along with the kids in the car. What kind of person does that to little kids???? I called the police on him but sheriffs department gave wrong information and they let him go....the system just doesn't work.

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