Armed felon shows up while deputies are searching home
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SANTA ROSA — Just before 12:30 AM on June 24th, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting a probation search at a home on the 2600 block of Westberry Drive when the night took an unusual turn.
30-year-old Johnny Perez of Clearlake showed up at the door, not knowing the deputies were inside.
Deputies opened the door and greeted him, asking if he was armed. Perez admitted he had two handguns on him, which the deputies indeed found in his pockets — specifically, a loaded Smith & Wesson .32 caliber revolver and a loaded Hi-Standard .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun. It is unclear whether or not they were stolen.
Being that Perez is a convicted felon, he is legally prohibited from possessing handguns or ammunition.
He has since been booked into the Sonoma County Jail on charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm in public.
His bail is set at $30,000.