Photo: Jones’ weapons
VENTURA COUNTY – Anyone who has been convicted of any felony is well aware that upon their release from custody, they are prohibited from coming into contact with firearms, ammunition, and controlled substances.
Apparently Oxnard residents Kyle Jones, 23 and Alejandro Solis, 27 chose to ignore that proscription. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Victor Medina, at noon on April 13th the VCSD’s Gang Unit detectives spotted a car moving down Oxnard’s Channel Islands Boulevard as it committed a Motor Vehicle Code violation. That observation lead to a traffic stop, whereupon contact was made with Jones and Solis.
Both Jones and Solis exhibited “signs of recent drug use,” and were identified as being on probation pursuant to convictions on prior drug offenses. They were then taken into custody while the cops “invoked probation search conditions” and conducted searches of each of their residences. While at Jones’ residence, detectives located “an unregistered 9mm handgun with an extended magazine” as well as a billy club and another firearm in the process of assembly.
Solis was booked into Ventura County Jail and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Jones was booked on the same charge as well as for the unlawful transfer of a firearm, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and possession of a billy club.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriff’s Department