SLO Cops Bust Suspicious Suspect with Loaded Gun

A man is in custody after San Luis Obispo police found loaded weapons in his possession as he sat in his car outside of a bank.

Turner Newman

According to SLOPD, an alert employee of the Heritage Oaks Bank called the police department about a suspicious male in a vehicle parked in the parking lot, located at 1503 Froom Ranch Road.

The witness told police that as she came to work she saw a male subject get out of his vehicle. She told police she thought the suspect was going to either hurt her or rob the bank so she called the police.

When officers arrived on the scene the male subject, 20-year-old Turner Newman of San Luis Obispo, exited his vehicle.

The officer said he thought Newman was dazed and very confused. The officer asked the suspect if he had any guns in his vehicle and was told that he did.

The suspect then gave the officers consent to look in his vehicle.

The officers found a loaded shotgun, a loaded handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, leg restraints, duct tape, zip ties and a large machete.

Newman was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and for carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

All of the suspicious items were seized as the investigation continues.

Newman was booked at the county jail with his bail set at $20,000.

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SLO Cops Bust Suspicious Suspect with Loaded Gun was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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