Photos: Kings County Sheriff’s Office
Originally published as a press release
by the Kings County Sheriff’s Office:
“On Friday, October 8, 2021 at approximately 1108 hours, a Kings County Deputy Sheriff spotted a grey Chevrolet pickup in the area of 12th Avenue and Highway 198 in Hanford. The Deputy recognized Jerry Rice who was the driver of the pickup. The Deputy ran a records check on Jerry and learned he had three active Kings County warrants issued for his arrest. The charges included being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended driver’s license. The total bail was $176,000.
The Deputy made a traffic enforcement stop on the Chevrolet, contacted Jerry and arrested him on his warrants. During the investigation, it was confirmed that Jerry was driving with a suspended driver’s license and his pickup was impounded.
Prior to towing the pickup, an inventory search was completed. While taking inventory, Deputies located approximately 28 grams of Methamphetamine, several hypodermic needles and 17 unspent shotgun rounds. It was confirmed though Kings County Records, that Jerry was a convicted felon and was banned from possession of ammunition.
Jerry was booked into Kings County Jail on the three warrants, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $206,000.”