Photo: Jeremy Weaver
Ventura County – If you pull a gun on someone, you will likely get arrested. California, unlike a handful of other states in the country, is not an “open carry” or “concealed carry” jurisdiction. On the contrary, it is illegal for the average citizen to carry a loaded firearm anywhere in public.
Simply carrying a loaded gun around on your person or in your vehicle is a crime. Displaying a weapon—loaded or not—in an aggressive, confrontational fashion is an even more serious crime that earns a trip to the nearest jail.
That’s just what happened in the middle of the afternoon on October 30th on the streets of Thousand Oaks. Just after 2:00 p.m. 31-year-old Thousand Oaks resident Jeremy Weaver got into “a verbal dispute” with a 27-year-old male.
Thousand Oaks Police Department patrol units responded to a call reporting a man with a gun. Cops learned that Weaver and his victim had been involved in an “ongoing issue between them.” To emphasize his perspectives on that dispute, Weaver brandished a loaded handgun and pointed it at the victim.
Deputies immediately searched the area in which the confrontation had occurred, and made contact with Weaver. They arrested him at the scene and transported him to the Ventura County Jail. His charge is assault with a deadly weapon, with his bail currently set at $20,000.
Detectives attached to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office East County Investigations Bureau’s Major Crimes Unit then proceeded to serve a search warrant on Weaver’s nearby residence, where they found “the handgun likely used in the assault” along with additional firearms “and suspected narcotics.”
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking, Ventura County Major Crimes Unit