Felon with Loaded Firearm Arrested After Officer Spots Missing Plate

Felon with Loaded Firearm Arrested After Officer Spots Missing Plate
Photo: Byron Avenue and Gilmore Road

RED BLUFF – A felon is not allowed to possess a loaded firearm. In addition, if a felon possesses a stolen AR-15, he opens himself up to legal consequences.

Such was the case for 49-year-old Dennis Charles Silva Jr. on August 4 at 3:00 p.m.  Silva drove a 2002 Nissan Exterra as it pulled a trailer at Byron Avenue and Gilmore Road.

An officer stopped Silva becasue he did not have a rerar license plate. That opened the door to a more intrusive search.

Deputies learned that Silva was on Post Release Community Supervision. Therefore, they searched his vehicle, where they found a loaded .32 semiautomatic pistol.

Investigators then searched the suspect’s trailer as well. There they found a 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded stolen AR-15 rifle.

The TCSO also reports “copious amounts  of ammunition in bandoliers and high capacity loaded magazines.” A bandolier is “a pocketed belt for holding ammunition”(Wikipedia).

Felon with Loaded Firearm Arrested After Officer Spots Missing Plate was last modified: August 13th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Tehama
Tags: gun, stolen gun

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