Photo: Seta Vui
Ventura County – Folks who have at one time or another been the residential guests of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and who have been granted release or parole so that they may return to life among others in society are made aware of several legislated restrictions upon their behavior, which are requirements of their release.
Perhaps the one requirement most obviously designed to protect the public from harm is the requirement for released felons to agree to a surrender of their rights under the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution regarding “the right to bear arms.”
Felons are simply stripped of their rights to possess, use, or transport firearms and ammunition, and every parolee knows that.
But knowledge is not always a precursor to compliance with the terms of parole, as demonstrated by the March 13th arrest of Ventura resident Seta Vui. As a parolee subject to unannounced contact by Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies attached to the Post Release Offender Supervision Unit, Vui was subject to a search warrant of his residence which was served on the afternoon of the 13th.
During the course of that search—conducted with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit according to VCSD spokesman Detective Tyler Ebell—“deputies located two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition” which are prohibited items under the terms of Vui’s parole. With that evidence in hand, deputies placed Vui under arrest and transported him to Ventura County Jail, with his bail set at $750,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking