Photo: Brett Braddy
Ventura County – With names like Barron and Braddy, one might think of gunslingers. Instead, this duo came upon the VCSD and ended up arrested. As America’s politicians continue their feckless debate over gun control, those with felonious histories and ongoing criminal proclivities are apparently unaffected by any potential limitations upon our individual and collective Second Amendment rights.
Yet another example of that came with the May 11th arrest of 30-year-old Christopher Barron and 46-year-old Brett Braddy. Both gentlemen, residents of Ventura, became the object of interest of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit. The VCSD’s Post-Release Offender Supervision Unit, pursuant to the suspect’s prior felony histories, also became involved.
Early on the evening of the 11th deputies detained Braddy in a vehicular traffic stop. VCSD spokesman Senior Deputy Eman Jauregu described Braddy as “a convicted felon wanted for an outstanding parole violation warrant.”
The immediately ensuing search of Braddy and his car revealed “tear gas, heroin, and narcotic paraphernalia” in his possession. Passenger Barron was “found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a concealed loaded handgun.”
Once at the Ventura County Jail, Barron faced multiple charges. These included carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful transfer of a firearm, and being under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm. For his part, Braddy’s charges were on his outstanding warrant as well as possession of tear gas and multiple narcotics violations, all of which earned him a no-bail status.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department