FRESNO – Police say they recovered a firearm from a residence, where a recently paroled woman was staying, and then arrested a man who attempted to flee out the back door.
Police said that 36-year-old Kimberly Sharpe was placed on probation after pleading guilty to a narcotics charge. When officers went to the residence, where she was staying to perform a probation compliance check, a man, later identified as 27-year-old Felix Uribe, attempted to run out the back door of the apartment.
Uribe, a Bulldog gang member, spotted the police and ran back inside the apartment, authorities said.
Police said officers later forcibly entered the apartment, where they found a disassembled firearm, part of which was found behind a water heater. The remainder of the gun was found in a bag of frozen French fries, according to authorities.
Officers discovered that Uribe was on Post Release Community Supervision, giving them the right to search his phone, on which they found pictures of him holding the same gun that had been disassembled, according to authorities.
Sharpe allegedly told police that Uribe ordered her not to open the door because he was worried about getting arrested over the firearm.
Police did not charge Sharpe, but Uribe was booked into the Fresno County Jail on gun-related charges.