Sheriff’s Office: Man busted on felony warrant had ‘homemade’ machine gun on him
Photos: Kings County Sheriff’s Office
A Kings County man was recently arrested on an outstanding felony warrant and other charges after reportedly being seen driving a vehicle without license plates, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On the morning Tuesday, May 11, a deputy on patrol spotted a Range Rover being driven without license plates in the area of 17th and Jersey Avenues near Lemoore.
After pulling the vehicle over, the deputy discovered that the driver — identified as 32-year-old Lennie Ignacio — had an active $15,000 warrant out of Kings County.
When the deputy asked him if he had anything illegal on him, Ignacio reportedly admitted to having a gun in his waistband. The deputy confiscated the gun, a black handgun, as well as a 30-round magazine found in Ignacio’s pocket and small amounts of meth and heroine also found in Ignacio’s possession.
The gun also turned out to have been modified in such a way that converted it from a semi-automatic to fully automatic, with Ignacio telling the deputy that the gun was in fact homemade and didn’t have a serial number, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Ignacio was ultimately booked at the Kings County Jail on suspicion of possession of a firearm by an ex-felon, possession of a machine gun, possession of a large-capacity magazine, carrying a concealed weapon on his person, and possession of illegal drugs. His bail was set at $135,000.