Eleven Firearms in his possession
SOQUEL—Deputies with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department arrested 48-year-old Soquel resident Steven Husong for making terrorist threats against his ex-wife.
On May 1, the Sheriff’s office received credible information that Mr. Husong had threatened to extort money from his ex-wife and then kill her and her boyfriend. After a record check they found that Husong had nine weapons registered to him. His ex-wife stated that there were more weapons.
On May 7, after conducting surveillance of Husong, deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff made contact with him near the summit area along Highway 17. He was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office where the Sheriff’s investigator interviewed him.
Due to the fact that Husong had the means and the know how to make good on his threats he was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail. He is being held on two counts of making terrorist threats and one count of extortion. The Santa Cruz County Superior Court has granted an increase in is bail to $100,000.
Investigators served a search warrant at his house on the 3700 block of Hardin Way in Soquel and seized as evidence 11 firearms: six handguns, two semi-auto rifles, one bolt action rifle and two shotguns.
“It will be up to courts if Mr. Husong will get his guns back if found not guilty in this incident,” Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputy April Skalland said.
Mr. Husong had legally purchased the firearms and they were all possessed legally under California law.
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